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    wasn't all the talk about W not "dividing" the country?  so he picks a blank slate who appears to have smooth sailing through confirmation so far... and at best we hope he "souterizes" even though he clerked for rehnquist and just might be a clone.  a very young one at that.

    You take this pick and spin it as a "win" for us because it shows "weakness" on W's part.  The GOP is going to spin it and say W could have severely divided the country, but "wisely" chose to keep the country together!!

    Now when Rehnquist finally does retire, he can pick some crazy winger, and say that he put unity first before replacing O'connor with a "uniting" pick, but for Rehnquist, he can go ahead and go with his convictions.  Once Roberts gets redefined as a "centrist" who can be easily confirmed, W can pick someone right of Roberts, and redefine that person as just "right" of center!!!

    this is not a sign of "weakness" on W's part.  We must fight so that Roberts is not defined as the new center.  If he is confirmed, it MUST not be an easy process!!  If his confirmation is unanimous or close to it, then he will indeed be defined as the new center.  That more than anything will be a huge loss for us come the next nomination to SCOTUS.

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