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  •  They should do that (7+ / 0-)

    Then when the Republicans oppose him, Obama could apologize for nominating an "unqualified and unstable" person to be defense secretary and withdraw the nomination.  It would be worth it just to humiliate the old jackass.

    To believe that markets determine value is to believe that milk comes from plastic bottles. Bromley (1985)

    by sneakers563 on Tue Feb 26, 2013 at 10:07:43 AM PST

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    •  Richard Nixon once considered (2+ / 0-)
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      nominating Robert Byrd for the Supreme Court on that basis, after the Senate rejected Carswell and Haynesworth.  We got Blackmun instead.  (At the time, Byrd kind of sucked in a Dixiecrat sort of way.  He got better.)

      Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult.

      by Loge on Tue Feb 26, 2013 at 10:16:25 AM PST

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