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  •  Haha (none)
    I'm basically paralelling the actions of each President, with this one coming off as even weaker-kneed than Clinton. If you instead go for the perspective of the nominees, as you did, you'll find exactly those loosenesses in the trope.
    •  Bush Wanted Janice Rogers Brown (none)
      ...on the Federal Bench. He got her there. All this SCOTUS talk is pure speculation.

      Clinton wanted Guinear in the Justice Department, but backed down rather than fight for her, smearing her in the process.

      Where's the parallel?

      "This war is an ex-parrot." - The Editors

      by GreenSooner on Tue Oct 04, 2005 at 12:56:20 AM PDT

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      •  Okay, it's non Euclidean (none)
        One President caved in over a female jurist who represented his base. Another President caved in over a female jurist who represented his base. You see, you have two situations that run in roughly the same direction but never touch and...aw hell, forget it. I give.

        It's Lani Guinier btw, not, well, any of the ways you seem to have spelled it.

        •  I See No Evidence Dubya Caved (none)
          That's what this boils down to.  One of the many fantasies that Dems are spinning over this is that there were other nominees that Bush would have made had not Harry Brave and True stood up to him and got him to back down. There's no evidence whatsoever for this assertion. It's just wishful thinking.

          And I don't know why I keep misspelling Lani Guinier's name. I shouldn't. Thanks for the correction. She deserves a lot better.  But I'd rather have my name misspelled than be compared to Janice Rogers Brown, though by essentially calling her a nut as he tossed her to the wolves, Clinton more or less set the stage for your non-Euclidean "analysis."  

          "This war is an ex-parrot." - The Editors

          by GreenSooner on Tue Oct 04, 2005 at 05:06:48 AM PDT

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          •  My god (none)
            You ought to stop now. You've written about 750 words (I'm not going to count) in reply to a very short, tossed-off post. Perhaps you ought to stop and think about what you're doing with your time. With that I'm off the thread--thanks for...whatever you did here. Chastise, I guess. 'Bye.

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