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Bush: Judge Samuel Alito is new choice for Supreme Court nominee
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Posted on 10/31/2005 3:12:28 AM PST by kcvl

Per Fox News...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: alito; antoninscalia; billofrights; bush; catholic; civilrights; constitution; courts; judge; judges; judicialrestraint; justice; miers; newjersey; originalintent; presidentbush; rights; scalito; scotus; supremecourt; uusconstitution; whiningdems
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To: Mo1

They're probably going after them right now at DU.


651 posted on 10/31/2005 5:11:33 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: mainepatsfan
He just needs to do what Roberts did.

Like Roberts, he just spoke without notes. I think a new bar has been set.

652 posted on 10/31/2005 5:11:35 AM PST by Timeout
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To: blazneyez

Music to my ears....now if he'd just pass out.....indefinitely. : )


653 posted on 10/31/2005 5:11:35 AM PST by nicmarlo
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Very nice ceremony. I think now's the time for us to pray for this nomination to be confirmed. :-)


654 posted on 10/31/2005 5:11:37 AM PST by alnick
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To: Republican Red
Beautiful family.

Yeah, his daughter is cute.
655 posted on 10/31/2005 5:11:48 AM PST by irishjuggler
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To: kabar

Well, Justice Rehnquist WAS almost carried out. Ginsburg made noises about her health BEFORE the elections, so it wouldn't come as a total shock to me, although I agree she will try to hang on until another Dem presidency.

I dunno. I just have a feeling that there is some other change afoot at SCOTUS. Maybe not RBG, but some change. If Stevens steps down or vacates a seat, it would still be a great opportunity for President Bush to appoint JRB, AND would break the "quota" idea as well.


656 posted on 10/31/2005 5:11:48 AM PST by alwaysconservative (For God so loved the world, He didn't send a committee.)
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To: ElRushbo

There is no mystery. When you try to placate the RINOS, you get a stealth candidate like Miers. Since that didn't work, President Bush is going with someone who is very up front with his philosophy and has a paper trail. The RINOS will now have no cover.


657 posted on 10/31/2005 5:12:04 AM PST by Miss Marple (Lord, please look after Mozart Lover's son and keep him strong.)
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To: ElRushbo
The Senate, a spineless Senate the president couldn't rely on. The Dem's will go after this pick like its Armageddon and the weak kneed Republican Senators better be ready and willing to fight.
658 posted on 10/31/2005 5:12:08 AM PST by TheForceOfOne
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To: safisoft
"Just when I think you can't do anything more stupid you do this.... and totally redeem yourself!!!"

-Dumb and Dumber
659 posted on 10/31/2005 5:12:12 AM PST by DarkSavant (I touch myself at thoughts of flames)
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To: Timeout
Much to the Dems disappointment.
660 posted on 10/31/2005 5:12:21 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: mainepatsfan
They're probably going after them right now at DU.

Bigtime!

661 posted on 10/31/2005 5:12:26 AM PST by tiredoflaundry (I never drink.......wine . Dracula bwahahaaaaaaaaa)
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To: DarkSavant

One of my all time favorite movie lines.


662 posted on 10/31/2005 5:12:49 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: kcvl

As long as the democrats are not coming out and saying: "I like this nominee, I think it is a good choice", then the President made a very good choice.


663 posted on 10/31/2005 5:12:51 AM PST by rs79bm
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To: bill1952

Something about the far NE...



too close to canada


664 posted on 10/31/2005 5:12:56 AM PST by sure_fine (*not one to over kill the thought process*)
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To: kcvl

Just turned the news on a few minutes ago. I've heard some about him, but not a lot. Is the concensus of people who know about him that he is considered to be a strict constructionist consevative Judge?


665 posted on 10/31/2005 5:13:11 AM PST by Allen H (Remember 9-11,God bless our military,Bush,& the USA! An informed person, is a conservative person.)
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To: mainepatsfan

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2005/09/06/bulger_brother_pension_cases_could_set_costly_precedent_for_retirement_system/


666 posted on 10/31/2005 5:13:33 AM PST by rhombus
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To: tiredoflaundry

They've been a little cocky the last couple of weeks. They needed to get smacked around a bit.


667 posted on 10/31/2005 5:13:37 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: Mo1

I think being the kid of a federal judge must be like being a preacher's kid. Bush didn't even get a titter with the librarian joke did he. They better stop calling him Scalito because it's going to cause massive confusion if they don't.

Now. My point of posting is, he made his remarks off the cuff, it looked like to me, from the oval office, next to the president, and sounded better than the president did. I would say butter wouldn't melt in Judge Alito's mouth. I like that.


668 posted on 10/31/2005 5:13:39 AM PST by ichabod1 (PC equals aPCzment)
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To: muawiyah

I agree. I would prefer someone with "real world" experience but I guess we'll just have to wait and see.


669 posted on 10/31/2005 5:13:45 AM PST by mlc9852
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To: Bird Jenkins
We need to start reminding the 7 Rinos early and often that we have them on a short leash, (we need a couple of quick tugs on it this morning to remind them just how short)

TT
670 posted on 10/31/2005 5:13:46 AM PST by TexasTransplant (NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET)
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To: Allen H

He's been nicknamed "Scalito", if that helps ya.


671 posted on 10/31/2005 5:13:55 AM PST by nicmarlo
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To: tiredoflaundry

Thank God the President nominated someone whose qualifications he didn't have to stretch. No "woman lawyer" this or "first member" of that.


672 posted on 10/31/2005 5:14:11 AM PST by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: ElRushbo

By the way, Rush should be fun today. I never miss his show. :)


673 posted on 10/31/2005 5:14:21 AM PST by TheForceOfOne
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To: DarkSavant

>>we can implement our Master Plan
The "Master's" plan is getting implemented, no matter what we mere mortals do... ;)


674 posted on 10/31/2005 5:14:39 AM PST by epluribus_2
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Alito, whoa-oh-oh-oh
He's for the money, he's for the show
Alito's waitin' for the go
Alito, whoa-oh-oh-oh
He said one more job ought to get it
One last shot 'fore we quit it
One more for the road


675 posted on 10/31/2005 5:14:52 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat (SonofaBuckner Qualls and Lidge, king and queen of Choke City, USA)
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To: rhombus

I'm looking forward to reading Howie's book on the brothers in crime.


676 posted on 10/31/2005 5:14:55 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: Dont_Tread_On_Me_888

No, you are wrong. After Rehnquist died Roberts was shifted to his seat. The successor to O'Connor's seat again became open. Alito has now been chosen to fill it. O'Connor will step down from the court as soon as he has been confirmed. Alito is replacing O'Connor.

That's reality, and it has nothing to do with either conservatives, liberals or the moonpeople.


677 posted on 10/31/2005 5:15:02 AM PST by SpringheelJack
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To: TheForceOfOne

Laura should be fun as well.


678 posted on 10/31/2005 5:15:26 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: newzjunkey; Earthdweller
As a Catholic, I can say I'm disappointed this appointee is not an Evangelical Christian. We Catholics have Scalia, Thomas, and (hopefully)Roberts to be proud of, to look to as model Catholics/citizens. The Evangelicals should have somebody up there too. After the last presidential election where real Catholics refused to vote for Kerry, there has been a backlash against Catholics from many sides, but not from our Evangelical brothers and sisters.

We Catholics have been fighting along side the Evangelicals since the late 80's in the pro-life movement. We need to stay strong and united. It's time to give one of our Evangelical friends the nod. Let's hope Ginsburg or Stevens retires soon and President Bush can nominate a real Fundamental, Bible Believing Christian.

679 posted on 10/31/2005 5:15:39 AM PST by old and tired
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To: kcvl

Excellent choice!


Looking forward to the 'Rats' filibustering and the GOP's "nuclear option!"

LETS GET READY TO RUMBLE! LOL


680 posted on 10/31/2005 5:15:39 AM PST by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1st Battalion,5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Div. Viet Nam 69&70 Semper Fi)
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To: nicmarlo

LOL! what a wonderful world it would be!


681 posted on 10/31/2005 5:15:41 AM PST by blazneyez (Sometimes I feel diagonally parked in a parallel universe...)
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To: blazneyez

"I think I just hear Chuckie fall over!"

Well, I think Alito is solidly pro-life and pro-gun, those two issues would cause Chuckie to buckle.


682 posted on 10/31/2005 5:15:44 AM PST by Beagle8U
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To: Mo1
So .. how long do you think it will take the Loony Left to go after Alito's kids??

Well, I'll start (even though I'm not "Left," only "Loony").

His kids aren't nearly as cute as those of the Chief Justice's. Note that neither of them was dancing at the announcement. Of course, maybe the fact that they're 15 years or so older has something to do with that.

683 posted on 10/31/2005 5:16:17 AM PST by southernnorthcarolina (Doesn't anyone here know how to use apostrophe's?)
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To: July 4th

Alito seemd 100% genuine and sincere. CONFIRM HIM NOW!!!!


684 posted on 10/31/2005 5:16:21 AM PST by chris1 ("Make the other guy die for his country" - George S. Patton)
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To: blazneyez

Hey Chuck, ya get yer "Consensus" candidate now! Oh yeah, it's the Republican's Consensus candidate, y'know, the folks who won last years election!


685 posted on 10/31/2005 5:16:38 AM PST by epluribus_2
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To: ElRushbo

Wow, Dianne Sawyer just said that (your statement) was at the top the the dim talking points for today. Just thought you might like to know.

LLS


686 posted on 10/31/2005 5:16:43 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Preserve America... kill terrorists... destroy dims!)
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To: July 4th
No "woman lawyer" this or "first member" of that.

I have to admit, that is a relief.

687 posted on 10/31/2005 5:16:47 AM PST by silent_jonny (No Fitzmas in Ratsville)
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To: alwaysconservative
Well, Justice Rehnquist WAS almost carried out. Ginsburg made noises about her health BEFORE the elections, so it wouldn't come as a total shock to me, although I agree she will try to hang on until another Dem presidency.

That's usually the way they go out lately. Very few resignations or retirements.

dunno. I just have a feeling that there is some other change afoot at SCOTUS. Maybe not RBG, but some change. If Stevens steps down or vacates a seat, it would still be a great opportunity for President Bush to appoint JRB, AND would break the "quota" idea as well.

Feelings are usually not a good basis to base an opinion. If anyone goes during the next three years, it will be Stevens, but he looks pretty spry for a guy in his mid-80s, 85 to be exact.

688 posted on 10/31/2005 5:16:56 AM PST by kabar
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To: Miss Marple

Bush's pick of Alito is strictly due to true conservatives showing their outrage at Bush's lame pick.

Miss Marple, do you really want to "credit Bush" with this pick?

If Bush were to due something really conservative on his own and surprise us, then indeed we could credit him. Perhaps if he were to get on national TV and ask Congress for an across the board 10% cut in the budget to help pay for the New Orleans freebie giveaways or to set a goal to quadruple the nation's nuclear power output to cut oil dependency with hard , concrete dates and timelines, I would givce him all the credit in the world.

You are asking me to give Bush credit for the Alito Pick? When that pick really should be credited to true conservatives through their backlash of a lame pick? Really? No way, Miss Marple. Bush needs to stand on his own and give us some REAL conservative direction on his own.


689 posted on 10/31/2005 5:16:57 AM PST by Dont_Tread_On_Me_888 (Bush's #1 priority Africa. #2 priority appease Fox and Mexico . . . USA priority #64.)
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To: Beagle8U

When is his press conference?


690 posted on 10/31/2005 5:17:02 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: blazneyez

Maybe he'll burst his last brain cell during the Senate Confirmation hearings on Alita. : )


691 posted on 10/31/2005 5:17:02 AM PST by nicmarlo
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To: mainepatsfan
They are deeply saddened disturbed.
692 posted on 10/31/2005 5:17:09 AM PST by tiredoflaundry (I never drink.......wine . Dracula bwahahaaaaaaaaa)
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To: Bulldaddy

be careful or the some nutcase frenchman will write a book saying 9/11 was the created by a vast network of librarians bent on taking over the world.

....and the BBC will believe it.

....and CNN will report it.

....and PBS will make endless documentaries.

....and the ACLU will demand a waiting period for library cards.


693 posted on 10/31/2005 5:17:15 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: mainepatsfan

Howie's the best. I love his "Where's Whitey Watch".


694 posted on 10/31/2005 5:17:21 AM PST by rhombus
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To: nicmarlo

ooops Alita = Alito


695 posted on 10/31/2005 5:17:22 AM PST by nicmarlo
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To: Bahbah

More info with links from law blogs re: Alito:
http://www.michellemalkin.com/


696 posted on 10/31/2005 5:17:25 AM PST by AliVeritas (Weldon Ops, Earle Fatwa Team, Pork Jihadi, MOOSEMUSS, Stick & Bucket Brigade)
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To: alwaysconservative

I just paid a visit to DU....I see heads exploding over there..........wooohooooo

(What a mess)

;-)


697 posted on 10/31/2005 5:17:31 AM PST by Halgr (Once a Marine, always a Marine - Semper Fi)
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To: johnny7

>>>"I STRONGLY suggest we start emailing all seven of those 'stinkin... sniveling... RINO's who always 'sh_t-their-pants' in the Senate.

Tell them you'll donate to ANY candidate who runs against them if they fail again to find their spines!"<<<<

Hell with email, Call them, Write them every day!


698 posted on 10/31/2005 5:17:31 AM PST by TexasTransplant (NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET)
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To: madison10

What was Gingburg confirmation vote? Like 97-2! Republicans never fight... I loved how Schumer said Bush needs to pick someone in the mainstream who represents all of America. Like Gingsburg is mainstream--


699 posted on 10/31/2005 5:17:44 AM PST by ElRushbo (Harley Riders against Elton John)
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To: tiredoflaundry

Since Rove didn't get indicted and now this it's been a rough few days for them.


700 posted on 10/31/2005 5:18:14 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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