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  •  Fran Townsend maybe gets the nod (1+ / 0-)
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    Agathena

    Bush will play on her having been Reno's buddy, first woman AG, etc. and she's his bud.  Just a probablilty, but one I can see happening.

    •  First woman AG (4+ / 0-)
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      Creosote, Janie, murrayewv, MichiganGirl

      You know something about Janet Reno's gender I don't?

      This is the way democracy ends Not with a bomb But with a gavel -Max Baucus

      by emptywheel on Fri Apr 20, 2007 at 12:17:36 PM PDT

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      •  ? (0+ / 0-)

        Bush would play on her (Townsend) having been Reno's (the first woman AG's) buddy and she (Townsend) is his (Bush's) bud.

        Was there something lost in the fast comment?

        •  It wasn't clear (0+ / 0-)

          That "first woman AG" modified "Reno's buddy" and not "her." Sorry for my confusion.

          This is the way democracy ends Not with a bomb But with a gavel -Max Baucus

          by emptywheel on Fri Apr 20, 2007 at 01:43:59 PM PDT

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          •  sorry - commented too fast (0+ / 0-)

            I was meaning to refer to all the "creds" he(Bush) could get by tieing in Townsend with Reno.  Reno was first woman AG and the etcs were things like, she(Reno) is a Dem, was appointed by Clinton, allowed lots of independent investigations against even the then sitting President, yada yada.  Given that candidates are going to have a tough nomination process, I don't think he has any other than Townsend that he can both trust so much, and yet still have those kinds of ties to shore them up to make it difficult for Dems to shoot them down.

            Despite SNL episodes, I think Reno's gender is very clear.  g  

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