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  •  we've nominated poeple just as young (none)
    Elena Kagan was in her mid-late 30s when nominated by Clinton for the DC Circuit.  Alex Kozinski, a Reagan nominee, was confirmed at the age of 35 to the DC Circuit.

    "Any content-based regulation of the Internet, no matter how benign the purpose, could burn the global village to roast the pig." -- ACLU v Reno (E.D. Pa. 1996)

    by Adam B on Wed Jul 20, 2005 at 08:04:46 AM PDT

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    •  OK, OK (none)
      Tit for tat and yadda yadda yadda. Now we are both getting off point.  

      We clearly don't agree and won't.  I looked at some of your earlier diaries and you still seem to take solace in the law even though this executive has trampled it and spit on it and thrown it out.  You could well have, in a few months, an executive whose primary advisors have been pardoned of crimes.  Serious crimes.  They will be pardoned and keep their jobs.  The nation will be officially and demonstrably run by criminals.

      Will you concede then that we can't keep letting them carry out their supposed parlimentary prerogatives?  Just cuz they were "elected"?

      ---- Take a pill or talk?----

      by apotropaic on Wed Jul 20, 2005 at 08:11:43 AM PDT

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      •  If there's one thing I'm sure of. (none)
        Bush can't and won't pardon Rove until January 19, 2009.  It's beyond politically unfeasible.

        "Any content-based regulation of the Internet, no matter how benign the purpose, could burn the global village to roast the pig." -- ACLU v Reno (E.D. Pa. 1996)

        by Adam B on Wed Jul 20, 2005 at 08:16:35 AM PDT

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        •  Nothing is politically unfeasible (none)
          That's what these folks are proving.  You have to quit assuming things like that.  I would have thought it was politically unfeasible for a president to state publically that his policy was not to fire anyone who hadn't committed a crime.

          ---- Take a pill or talk?----

          by apotropaic on Wed Jul 20, 2005 at 08:20:12 AM PDT

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        •  Sure he can (4.00)
          GHW Bush pardoned Caspar Weinberger, among others 11 others, in December 1992. In the first months of his term he pardoned Armand Hammer---even though Reagan had just turned him down. Joe Conason in Salon

          Reagan pardoned Mark Felt in April 1981.

          Ford pardoned Nixxon in September 1974.

          Presidents take heat for pardons of their friends and political allies, but they still do it.

          Bush will surely pardon Rove at the first opportunity. And while he's at it he will probably pardon himself.

          Resist much, obey little. ~~Edward Abbey, via Walt Whitman

          by willyr on Wed Jul 20, 2005 at 08:55:37 AM PDT

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