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View Diary: Why is Alito ashamed of his past? (78 comments)

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  •  I doubt, though... (none)
    ...her qualifications would've mattered if Miers came out and said, "I find Roe v. Wade to be an abomination before God." Of course that she wouldn't make the Supreme Court after such a declaration, but the base would've dig in their heels and fought for her.
    •  Oh, Heck ya (none)
      The pro life guys would have stumbled over themselves to keep her on track. BUt they are just bullet voters concerned with a very small part of an Associate Justice's job. I'm willing to bet, just as many conservatives would have opposed her regardless of her stand on Roeas supported her for coming out against it.

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