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    Intriguing proposal, and one that should be attractive to the "gang-of-14" and to any Dem or Republi-can't wanting to cloth themselves as a "moderate" and "centrist."  Of course, there's the issue of trust... would such a coalition survive the mistrust and pressure coming from the respective bases?  

    Clearly you and David Corn are on the same page:

    So here's an idea. Perhaps right and left can join forces in a campaign called Harriet, Give It Up! The point would be to demand that she and the White House provide enough details so that senators--and all Americans--have sufficient information to evaluate her "judicial philosophy." If this means answering questions related to Roe v. Wade, so be it. Let's have it all out in the open--and then a real fight. Unlike John Roberts Jr., Miers would replace a swing-vote justice. And many rightists do not want to take a chance. They want a champion upon whom they can count to undo Roe and advance other conservative notions. Prior to the Miers appointment, Senator Sam Brownback, a social conservative Republican from Kansas, said he would want to know much about the next Supreme Court nominee's views before casting a vote. (He is, of course, looking for a Justice who will undermine, if not eliminate, abortion rights.) Brownback should get his wish.

    And here's a thought: the pressure for such an across the isle coalition would need to come from the grassroots, perhaps this is an opportunity to mount an affirmative campaign -- headed by you, launched from this platform -- to reach out to RedState, FreeRepublic, PowerLine... and any wingnut blogger to join forces, calling elected officials to mount a joint campaign demanding that the nominee and the White House disclose her record and make her ideological position clear.  This could spread like a wildfire... a unified campaign across Left and right blogspheres.

    bedobe (at) gmail (.) com

    by bedobe on Mon Oct 03, 2005 at 11:01:53 PM PDT

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    •  Open source SCOTUS (none)
      I like it.

      'We have a single system...the only question is the price at which the proletariat is to be bought and sold.' Henry Adams

      by jorndorff on Mon Oct 03, 2005 at 11:09:29 PM PDT

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