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  •  For all you know... (none)
    this Trojan Horse could be full of Trojans. Or would you rather have one that you are certain is full of hostile Greeks?

    I can't help but think that many on the left would rather the nominee be someone who is clearly unacceptable, so that the battle in the open can begin. Kind of like when the wingers were outraged last spring that the Gang of 14 made a compromise and stopped armageddon from taking place -- even though the wingers got the judges they wanted.

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    by Shiborg on Mon Oct 03, 2005 at 06:25:07 PM PDT

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    •  I'd like the nominee... (none) be clearly something. ONCE we know what she is, THEN we can decide whether to fight or stand down. But not before.

        These stealth nominees are an insult to the public, an insult to the Senate, and an insult to the constitutional process of confirmation.

         If Bush is actually offering a Trojan horse full of Trojans, this would be unprecedented of him, given his four-and-a-half year pattern of nominating cronies and far-right hacks to EVERY available office imaginable. Most of us have long given up the idea of giving him the benefit of the doubt on this.

         But there's a way to find out. Let's have real, in-depth, comprehensive HEARINGS. With real questions and probing queries. And just as importantly, let's not undercut these hearings by gushing over the wonderfulness of a stealth nominee we know as much about as a polar bear knows about rice paddies.

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      by Buzzer on Mon Oct 03, 2005 at 06:45:23 PM PDT

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      •  I agree that Miers is an unknown quantity. (none)
        And I can understand why people assume Bush is up to something (he usually is). And yes, this nomination -- hell, this whole administration -- is an insult to America. But that being said...

        I'm not certain that Bush is up to anything, not politically, at any rate. My suspicion is that Bush is getting tired of politics and tired of governing and only ran for president in the first place to prove a point: that he could be president and even get reelected, which even his daddy couldn't do. (So there, Jeb!)

        Bush doesn't really care about policy or ideology. At this point, I suspect that he really just wants to reward his friends like Miers. For giving plum jobs to mediocre cronies, he outdoes U.S. Grant and all the mediocre presidents of the 19th century.

        Sure, this is an insult to us, but it is likely a bigger insult to the wingers. I wouldn't be surprised if Bush thinks this is all a great joke he is playing on the country.

        So sure, let's examine and scrutinize and poke and prod Miers to find out what she is made of. I'm guessing that when we open that Trojan horse, we will find ... nothing at all. Just an underqualified mediocre crony.

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        by Shiborg on Mon Oct 03, 2005 at 07:03:29 PM PDT

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      •  no they're not (none)
        you just weren't paying attention before.

        FDR nominated his poker buddy for the court.

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        by pacified on Mon Oct 03, 2005 at 08:41:02 PM PDT

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