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#1 Posted on 9.11.04 1706.27
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Ashcroft calling it quits along with Commerce Secy. (msnbc.msn.com)

Im a little shocked by this. I thought they would wait until December or January. Now Is Powell far behind? And what about Rumsfield? Im sure Rumsfield, if he is leaving, isnt going anywhere until Fallujah is settled. But I still think he should be replaced.
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#2 Posted on 9.11.04 1756.32
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I'm sure a lot of people are relieved that he's gone. I still remember the story where he had the Spirit of Justice's breast tarped...at a cool $8,000. If that doesn't say "religious nut", I don't know what does.

So long, John. Don't let the door hit you on the way out.
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#3 Posted on 9.11.04 1918.15
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Can you say Chief Justice Ashcroft? I knew you could.

The OFB, helping his fellow liberals feel even worse one post at a time.
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#4 Posted on 9.11.04 1926.53
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    Originally posted by OlFuzzyBastard
    Can you say Chief Justice Ashcroft? I knew you could.

    The OFB, helping his fellow liberals feel even worse one post at a time.

That's not funny. Seriously man, you gotta put a warning before that sort of thing. We don't want to even put that idea out there in case they haven't thought of it yet.

Seriously though, too much baggage. If they were going to appoint a right wing non-judicial ideologue, I'd guess someone like Bill Bennett or something (though the gambling could hurt him).
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#5 Posted on 9.11.04 1933.34
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    Originally posted by spf
      Originally posted by OlFuzzyBastard
      Can you say Chief Justice Ashcroft? I knew you could.

      The OFB, helping his fellow liberals feel even worse one post at a time.

    That's not funny. Seriously man, you gotta put a warning before that sort of thing. We don't want to even put that idea out there in case they haven't thought of it yet.

    Seriously though, too much baggage. If they were going to appoint a right wing non-judicial ideologue, I'd guess someone like Bill Bennett or something (though the gambling could hurt him).





IF Bennett goes on the Supreme Court, does that mean Vegas will put a point spread on rulings?
Truthfully, I hope everyone on the left begins preparing themselves for Chief Justice Ashcroft. That way, it will make whomever Bush does appoint look much better by comparison and lessen the venom from the left.

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#6 Posted on 9.11.04 1933.50
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    Originally posted by spf
      Originally posted by OlFuzzyBastard
      Can you say Chief Justice Ashcroft? I knew you could.

      The OFB, helping his fellow liberals feel even worse one post at a time.

    That's not funny. Seriously man, you gotta put a warning before that sort of thing. We don't want to even put that idea out there in case they haven't thought of it yet.

    Seriously though, too much baggage. If they were going to appoint a right wing non-judicial ideologue, I'd guess someone like Bill Bennett or something (though the gambling could hurt him).


You forget that the Senate loves their own.

Taking this tangent and running with it, could their be a worse nominee than Clarence Thomas? He's had the most spectacularly uneventful term on the Supreme Court. Giving him the Chief Justice spot would be downright insulting.
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#7 Posted on 9.11.04 1957.30
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There is no way that Ashcroft could ever be on the Supreme Court.....EVER, thankfully.

Incidentally, I know it is customary for Cabinet secretaries to resign at the end of a President's term, but I'm not certain if that is a custom for a President who is re-eelcted.

Frankly, I see no harm in them leaving now. The timing isn't that peculiar since the election is over.
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#8 Posted on 10.11.04 1056.55
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It looks like they are going with Alberto Gonzales (story.news.yahoo.com).

Interesting move to go with a Hispanic AG, & probably a result of the way the Hispanic vote turned out for Bush this election.
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#9 Posted on 10.11.04 1152.50
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    Originally posted by Von Maestro
    Interesting move to go with a Hispanic AG, & probably a result of the way the Hispanic vote turned out for Bush this election.
Probably not. Gonzales is a long-term Bushie and probably would have been nominated to the Supreme Court if a vacancy came up in the first term, and may still be a nominee to the Court if multiple vacancies occur.
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#10 Posted on 10.11.04 1246.29
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Link: Gonzales tapped to be new AG

So much for a seat on the Supreme Court, at least anytime soon. I'm surprised that Bush and company would put him in the A.G. spot instead of prepping/pushing for a Supreme Court nomination.
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