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  •  I don't know (2+ / 0-)
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    gsbadj, goodasgold
    Seems to me you almost have to be a moron without factual knowledge or opinions to not have made up your mind that this administration lies regularly.

    That said, that doesn't mean you can't be open to whether Libby lied or not.

    It depends on how broad a net they're casting. If anyone who expresses skepticism about the Bush administration is rejected that's too far. If it's only the most extreme, then fine.

    •  Count me among the extreme (1+ / 0-)
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      I could never be impartial in the Libby trial.  Never.  I believe he's guilty of everything charged in the Fitzgerald indicument, and more: like the whole evil crew in the Decider's cult, he's a war criminal who should be rotting in a cell in the Hague.

      Let Rome in Tiber melt, and the wide arch of the ranged Empire fall! -- Shakespeare, "Antony and Cleopatra"

      by Egypt Steve on Wed Jan 17, 2007 at 09:07:04 AM PST

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    •  Yeah but... (0+ / 0-)

      ... the touchstone issue is whether the juror thinks that he/she can decide the case solely on the basis of the evidence.  Each person's level of bias (for or against the Administration) will determine whether that's the case.  You're not going to get someone with no opinions about issues but you don't want someone who has opinions about guilt/innocence.  You just want someone who can put the opinions away, listen to the evidence and decide solely on the evidence.

      Judges conduct bench trials every day in this country on issues that they may have some previous knowledge about.  It can be done.

      "I intend to live forever. So far, so good." Steven Wright

      by gsbadj on Wed Jan 17, 2007 at 11:51:10 AM PST

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