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  •  absolutely (4.00)
    It's a point worth hammering him with.

    "Any content-based regulation of the Internet, no matter how benign the purpose, could burn the global village to roast the pig." -- ACLU v Reno (E.D. Pa. 1996)

    by Adam B on Wed Jul 20, 2005 at 07:35:57 AM PDT

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    •  But... (none)
      it's not exactly something Judge Roberts can do anything about.  "He's not a woman!" doesn't strike me as a particularly strong ground for either rejection or a fillibuster.
    •  Especially since a recent poll (4.00)
      showed that something like 60% wanted to see a woman fill the spot.

      I'm not sure if you could label this pick a victory, but I completely agree with your premise that the confirmation hearings present the ideal time for the Democrats to begin to disseminate their two or three bullet phrases, or "narrative arc," for the 2006 elections. Why they haven't begun using them before now is beyond me, but, as you say, here is the perfect high-profile occasion for Democrats to label the Republicans as the party of intrusive government, and to ask Americans if they really want one-party government.

      •  "Where are the GOP women?" - new frame (4.00)
        We must frame this as "another well-qualified man has been nominated, but the hundreds of comparably qualified GOP women have been overlooked."

        Bush has made inroads into the female vote which he does not deserve through the same high-profile appointment and tokenism strategies he has used for minorities.

        Hammer home the "couldn't the GOP find a qualified woman?" meme and we have an issue in 2006.

        •  Be careful (none)
          what you wish for, you might get it.

          July 10, 2031

          Washington (AP)- Chief Justice Janice Rogers Brown has announced her retirement from the Supreme Court. Her reign was marked by social and economic conservatism. Along with Justices Roberts and Thomas, she led the fight against government regulation of polluters, protection of individual and workers' rights, and various government efforts to help the less fortunate.

          Also note that Edith Jones was the runner-up to Souter in 1992. Most Democrats prefer Souter, I imagine.

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