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  •  I'm trying to recover from being (none)
    ill over this.

    Is it possible that we get a "swing" vote, or a moderate in disguise to replace O'Connor's role when he inevitably has to replace Rehnquist?


    I think he'll use his first one to please Dobson.  Then he'll have to give us a Kennedy or a Souter.

    Here's to blind hope.

    "But your flag decal won't get you into heaven anymore"--Prine

    by Cathy on Fri Jul 01, 2005 at 08:45:11 AM PDT

    •  There's a chance... (none)
      Sometimes when people get on the court and aren't under political pressure anymore, their opinions change.
    •  Bush will hold a litmus test.... (none)
      Bush will make sure that the nominees that he appoints in O'Connor's and Rehnquist's place will be pro-life and against roe v wade. Frist will then use the nuclear option to get them both confirmed. There is no way Bush will appoint a moderate, let's get abck to reality here!
    •  This one really hurts... (none)
      "I'm trying to recover from being ill over this."

      Yeah, I watched the MSNBC "special report" in stunned silence.  Then when the President's official response came on, I felt my eyes watering up, so I had to turn away.  Not out of mourning for the loss of Sandra Day-O (you did a good job, babe), but out of a stab of despair for the enormity of the consequences of this event, and of what we are now facing.   (Haven't felt like this since the evening of election Nov. 2004...)

      Fortunately, I knew best to come to where I knew the "troops" would rally.  Excellent commentary here at the Kos.  When I get my balance again, maybe a bit later today, I'll be able to read and digest all the every sane, stablizing, energizing, actionable calls-to-arms posted here.  

      (Damn...just when I breathed a deep (tentative) sigh of relief when Rehnquist didn't retire this week, and muttered a fervent prayer, "it's YOU, Sandra, darlin', we need to hold on for at least 5 more years, please, please..."    Alas, to no avail after all...)

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