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StaggerLee
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That's Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0807/5522.html

I support most of what W's administration did since he's been in office, but appointing AG was simply the biggest cronyist (is that a word?)move ever.
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If Bush had a sense of humour, he'd nominate Harriet Miers as the next AG just to see if it would draw a perfect 100-0 vote against in the Senate.



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I dunno, I'm sure Lieberman'd vote for her.
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As much as I dislike what has happened at Justice, I wish the sob had held on til the end. Now there is a strong likelihood of a confirmation zoo/bloodbath for all of 15 months. He never should have been appointed, "W" should never have allowed Justice to get to this awful state, but this could make things worse.



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    Originally posted by DrDirt
    As much as I dislike what has happened at Justice, I wish the sob had held on til the end. Now there is a strong likelihood of a confirmation zoo/bloodbath for all of 15 months. He never should have been appointed, "W" should never have allowed Justice to get to this awful state, but this could make things worse.

I wouldn't be surprised if the Solicitor General is just quietly kept on in the interim role until the elections. I guess the Dems could try and make something of it, but I think it could backfire on them. If the SG isn't just retained, I expect Bush to nominate someone as milquetoast as possible to try and avoid a fight. I think he knows he has nearly zero capital left, and is already testing party unity...no reason to risk totally breaking it.
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    Originally posted by spf
    I wouldn't be surprised if the Solicitor General is just quietly kept on in the interim role until the elections. I guess the Dems could try and make something of it, but I think it could backfire on them.
Yeah, he can do that -- it requires a little runaround, but it's possible. Accoring to this page (politico.com):
    Originally posted by Politico
    An individual may serve in an acting capacity for 210 days. However, if there is a pending nominee, the 210-day "clock" is reset at Day One when the nominee is announced. The clock is reset again if the nomination is withdrawn or fails.
So let's see. About 20 days until Gonzales' actual retirement (Sept. 17) + 210 days + another 210 when a nominee is anounced = 440 days, or about 70 days short of Bush leaving office. If the nominee is accepted, great; if not, Paul Clement runs out the term with plenty of room to spare.

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Are we sure he isn't lying about this as well?

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Not unless Congress changes legislation and we quit caving to the Cuban ep pat lobby. Throw in that Fidel wont shut up till he's dead and you don't have much of a recipe for change. However, I hope you are correct Stagger.
- DrDirt, Fidel Castro retires (2008)
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