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October 31, 2005

That’s better

Bush nominates Samuel Alito to replace O’Connor

Posted by Karol at 09:12 AM |
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Was the Miers nomination a brilliant Rove ploy to get Alito confirmed?
I don’t think Bush is playing chess looking that many moves ahead, but it’s an interesting theory.

Posted by: W.C. Varones at October 31, 2005 at 10:05 am

To flesh out WCV’s thoughts, it also allows GW Bush to allay any outrage that he halved the number of women on the Supreme Court.

Posted by: Joe Grossberg at October 31, 2005 at 10:41 am

In my opinion, Alito just doesn’t have enough lottery commission experience to be a supreme court justice.

Posted by: dawn summers at October 31, 2005 at 11:20 am

Well, nobody is perfect.

Posted by: Karol at October 31, 2005 at 11:55 am

No way, VC. It made for interesting conspiracy theorizing but Alito is going to get confirmed just like Roberts. Brilliant, conservative, a more nuanced history with abortion cases than people realize and experience out the wazoo.
I have two friends who clerked for the guy and they respect the hell out of him. This is going to be a very difficult nomination to filibuster.

Posted by: ugarte at October 31, 2005 at 1:15 pm

Oops. Sorry about that WC.

Posted by: ugarte at October 31, 2005 at 1:15 pm

Whether it was intentional or stumbled into, it isn’t chess. Bush plays poker. Probably one reason he wins so often. His opponents are playing the wrong metaphorical game.

Posted by: J.Kende at October 31, 2005 at 2:06 pm
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