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O-Dawg (William O. Douglas).

Miers, an evangelical christian, has called Bush the "most brilliant man she had ever met". Do you really need more?

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O-Dawg (William O. Douglas).

Miers, an evangelical christian, has called Bush the "most brilliant man she had ever met". Do yopu really need more?
Yeah Douglas. Indisputably one of the finest justices ever. He had almost no background for the job of justice. I'll bet he liked Mr Roosevelt, too. I think Roosevelt was one of the worst presidents this country ever suffered through. If what I thought of Roosevelt, disqualified people based on what they thought of Roosevelt, then Douglas was terribly unqualified for the post.

Of course I would need more than that.

That's one goofy criterion for dismissal from consideration, unless one's hatred of all things Bush means that anybody who likes the man must be, by definition, a fool. In which case, the discussion is not worth pursuing.

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"The most brilliant man she had ever met" -- hahahahahaha........

Ok, religious right extremist, partisan hack, picked by Bush because he knew she would continue to take his orders while serving on the bench (wink, wink). Those who knew her best crucified Bush for the nomination. A 62-4 approval of Douglas says something quite different. I see the nomination of Miers in the same light as I see the 150 Regent U grads.....

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Anyone remember Nixon's nomination of Harold Carswell for the Supreme Court?

And Sen. Roman Hruska's unforgettable remarks in connection therewith:

"So what if he is mediocre? There are a lot of mediocre Judges, people and lawyers. They are entitled to a little representation, aren't they? We can't have all Brandeises, Cardozos, and Frankfurters, and stuff like that there".

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"The most brilliant man she had ever met" -- hahahahahaha........

Ok, religious right extremist, partisan hack, picked by Bush because he knew she would continue to take his orders while serving on the bench (wink, wink). Those who knew her best crucified Bush for the nomination. A 62-4 approval of Douglas says something quite different. I see the nomination of Miers in the same light as I see the 150 Regent U grads.....
Look at Douglas's accomplishments prior to his confirmation and look at Miers's. Both are unremarkable. Both liked their president.

You don't like this one and I wouldn't have liked Roosevelt.

I do not understand why you believe a person's religious convictions (or none) are an issue (I cannot separate that fixation from common bigotry).

Nor does the confirmation vote (or lack thereof) interest me. I cannot imagine giving a flying fuck what the hacks in Congress think about anything (put me down as one of the people who give Congress a 24% approval rating).

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I see a plot by Bush to subvert our government by aiding an infiltration of the religious right, you don't. I see the nomination of a stooge and long-time "loyal" Bush personal employee to the SC, to do the bidding of the likes of Robertson and Bush for years to come. Whatever -- hopefully, all of these guys will be toast in a couple of years.

This is the Regent University political mandate (right from their website), and George Bush is more than willing to give it as big a stage as Pat Robertson wants. If you're OK with all that, good for you, we'll just agree to disagree.

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Look at Douglas's accomplishments prior to his confirmation and look at Miers's. Both are unremarkable. Both liked their president.
She didn't say he was the wisest, or most affable, or the best leader -- she said he was the "most brilliant". Think about that for a moment.

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Look at Douglas's accomplishments prior to his confirmation and look at Miers's. Both are unremarkable. Both liked their president.

You don't like this one and I wouldn't have liked Roosevelt.

I do not understand why you believe a person's religious convictions (or none) are an issue (I cannot separate that fixation from common bigotry).

Nor does the confirmation vote (or lack thereof) interest me. I cannot imagine giving a flying fuck what the hacks in Congress think about anything (put me down as one of the people who give Congress a 24% approval rating).
The concern is because a religious zealot sitting on the US Supreme Court might use their religious beliefs as the prime basis for interpreting the law and the Constitution.

"It would be wrong, that's for sure"

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The concern is because a religious zealot sitting on the US Supreme Court might use their religious beliefs as the prime basis for interpreting the law and the Constitution.

"It would be wrong, that's for sure"
"Might".

Of the two belief systems, atheism and theism, which do you think has brought the greater magnitude of death and human misery to this planet?

Hint: http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/warstatx.htm

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"The most brilliant man she had ever met" -- hahahahahaha........
C'mon, Ron, you're always so judgmental.

Maybe the only other men she ever met were Cheney and her husband?

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