Erik Bates | September 4, 2005
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Jackie Mason | September 4, 2005
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Kris Weberg | September 4, 2005
"The Constitution clearly grants the President the 'right of the first night,' so long as he is born of virtue true!"

Erik Bates | September 4, 2005
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Scott Hardie | September 4, 2005
It's probably just because it has come after this summer of speculation. Had Rehnquist died suddenly in the winter or spring, there would have been talk of his successor, but it wouldn't have been so soon nor dominated the subject, or at least that's what I think. As I've said before, Bush couldn't replace Rehnquist with someone more conservative, so personally I don't mind him getting the chance.

Kris Weberg | September 4, 2005
You've obviously never heard of Janice Rogers Brown.

Amy Austin | September 4, 2005
Well, isn't that just perfect for the Bush administration... an "Aunt Tom" with her own agenda that matches really well with that of the crazed and theocratic Religious Right... geez, I'm scared for this country.

Amy Austin | September 4, 2005
"Janice Rogers Brown is the far right's dream judge," said People For the American Way President Ralph G. Neas. (link)

Kris Weberg | September 5, 2005
In fairness, Brown is much less a religious fundamentalist than she is someone who seems to legitemately believe that business is above or beyond most of the law.

Amy Austin | September 5, 2005
Yes, I know she's essentially a corporate Federalist -- it's still the same animal, even if it is of a different "stripe". Her decisions may not be based heavily on "religion", per se, but they are most certainly based on a certain morality... not to be confused with ethics, of course. Still a scary choice in my opinion.

Scott Hardie | September 5, 2005
Do you think Brown has a real chance of being confirmed if Bush does select her?

Amy Austin | September 5, 2005
I'd sure like to think not... but I've been taken aback with/by "wrong" before.

Kris Weberg | September 6, 2005
Sure she does -- the GOP Congress would simply have to want her in badly enough, because there's really not much besides their fear of a public backlash against the cloture rules change to stop them.

Michael Paul Cote | September 7, 2005
Gilligan died too. Do you think we could send Bush to replace him on the Island?

Scott Horowitz | September 8, 2005
I want to know if flags are at half mast for Rehnquist, hurricane katrina or Gilligan?

Lori Lancaster | September 8, 2005
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Jackie Mason | September 8, 2005
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Kris Weberg | September 8, 2005
They'd be like the Howells!

Amy Austin | September 9, 2005
HAHAHA... except for the rather disturbing momentary flash of incestuous implications there, that was pretty damn funny, Kris!

Scott Hardie | September 11, 2005
If you see a flag at half-mast today, you can add 9/11 remembrance to the list. Our nation has much to mourn lately.

Bush says he wants the full court in session in October, which is why he wasted no time in re-nominating Roberts as Chief Justice. (I like the rigamarole that he had to withdraw his original nomination and submit a new one; even Presidents have to yield to the bureaucracy sometimes.) If this is a matter he wants resolved quickly, why is he taking so long to make his other nomination? His mind has likely been made up for months or even years now, in anticipation of this opportunity. Is it because letting O'Connor serve indefinitely would be preferable to making a controversial nomination like Brown with only three weeks left before the new term begins? Gee, I wonder. </sarcasm>

Kris Weberg | September 11, 2005
Of course, the fact that we're apparently remembering 9/11 with a long march -- participants are getting fake dogtags, by the way -- ending at a Clint Black concert alo says a lot.

Michael Paul Cote | September 16, 2005
I saw Bill Maher call for a "recall of the President" last night. A few comments -
"Mr. Bush, you can't spend anymore money, you've already done that and
you can't start another war, cause you've already spent the army."
"You've done everything a president can do, what's the next fantasy...maybe a cowboy or a spaceman?"

Jackie Mason | September 16, 2005
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Amy Austin | September 16, 2005
HAHAH... got me again, Mike -- I wanted to put that in here, too, but I feel like I'm quoting Bill Maher so much that I could be mistaken for some kind of groupie! ;-DDDDD (I do like Bill a whole lot, though -- ever since "Politically Incorrect", which I missed out on a WHOLE LOT while I was in the Navy -- he usually says exactly what I feel needs to be said! But he's a lot edgier now that he's on HBO, and I do have mixed feelings about that...)


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