The W
Views: 97563115
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Color chart | Log in for more!
22.7.07 0624
The 7 - Current Events & Politics - Attorney General Ashcroft resigns Register and log in to post!
(494 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (10 total)
rockdotcom_2.0
Frankfurter
Level: 57

Posts: 654/763
EXP: 1425858
For next: 60079

Since: 9.1.02
From: Virginia Beach Va

Since last post: 488 days
Last activity: 103 days
AIM:  
#1 Posted on 9.11.04 1706.27
Reposted on: 9.11.11 1706.52
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.
Promote this thread!
It's False
Scrapple
Level: 137

Posts: 1239/5993
EXP: 30825421
For next: 47512

Since: 20.6.02
From: I am the Tag Team Champions!

Since last post: 16 hours
Last activity: 5 hours
#2 Posted on 9.11.04 1756.32
Reposted on: 9.11.11 1756.32
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.
OlFuzzyBastard
Knackwurst
Level: 103

Posts: 2289/3022
EXP: 11104288
For next: 367157

Since: 28.4.02
From: Pittsburgh, PA

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 1 day
AIM:  
#3 Posted on 9.11.04 1918.15
Reposted on: 9.11.11 1918.25
Can you say Chief Justice Ashcroft? I knew you could.

The OFB, helping his fellow liberals feel even worse one post at a time.
spf
Scrapple
Level: 132

Posts: 3017/5401
EXP: 26872294
For next: 259710

Since: 2.1.02
From: The Las Vegas of Canada

Since last post: 10 days
Last activity: 6 days
AIM:  
#4 Posted on 9.11.04 1926.53
Reposted on: 9.11.11 1929.04
    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).
redsoxnation
Scrapple
Level: 151

Posts: 4306/7534
EXP: 43282971
For next: 13605

Since: 24.7.02

Since last post: 386 days
Last activity: 386 days
#5 Posted on 9.11.04 1933.34
Reposted on: 9.11.11 1939.10
    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.

(edited by redsoxnation on 9.11.04 2033)
eviljonhunt81
Pepperoni
Level: 66

Posts: 1024/1084
EXP: 2415179
For next: 46685

Since: 6.1.02
From: not Japan

Since last post: 2894 days
Last activity: 2891 days
#6 Posted on 9.11.04 1933.50
Reposted on: 9.11.11 1942.02
    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.
Grimis
Scrapple
Level: 124

Posts: 4273/4700
EXP: 21358562
For next: 478100

Since: 11.7.02
From: MD

Since last post: 1176 days
Last activity: 973 days
#7 Posted on 9.11.04 1957.30
Reposted on: 9.11.11 1957.37
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.
Von Maestro
Boudin rouge
Level: 47

Posts: 255/512
EXP: 718779
For next: 47430

Since: 6.1.04
From: New York

Since last post: 131 days
Last activity: 16 hours
#8 Posted on 10.11.04 1056.55
Reposted on: 10.11.11 1057.37
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.
Grimis
Scrapple
Level: 124

Posts: 4276/4700
EXP: 21358562
For next: 478100

Since: 11.7.02
From: MD

Since last post: 1176 days
Last activity: 973 days
#9 Posted on 10.11.04 1152.50
Reposted on: 10.11.11 1153.46
    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.
Deputy Marshall
Liverwurst
Level: 65

Posts: 115/1138
EXP: 2327631
For next: 8009

Since: 28.6.04
From: Troy, NY

Since last post: 348 days
Last activity: 189 days
#10 Posted on 10.11.04 1246.29
Reposted on: 10.11.11 1252.47
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.
ALL ORIGINAL POSTS IN THIS THREAD ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Thread ahead: Thanks for speaking for us!
Next thread: Pharmacists are allowed to refuse meds on moral or religious grounds
Previous thread: Less than shocking new study on the root causes of terrorism....
(494 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
The 7 - Current Events & Politics - Attorney General Ashcroft resignsRegister and log in to post!

The W™ message board - 7 year recycle

ZimBoard
©2001-2014 Brothers Zim
This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.203 seconds.