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  •  yes, here you go (4+ / 0-)
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    christine spurrel

    Now, as you may know, I had personal hopes for my own future on the Law Review. I was kind of hoping to get a masthead position, and I did not get a masthead position. So we went from the high of having Barack elected -- now, this is just me speaking, as at the time I was a very narrow-minded, almost radical student. I was 22 years old at this point, so I kind of saw everything in terms of race. I try not to do that anymore.

    So I did assume I would get the position that I thought I had coming. I [did] think I had earned it as far as the quality of my work. But I'll tell you now, I had not earned it as far as the quality of my diplomacy with the other students. ... He did know I was a hard worker, that he did know. That's why I felt betrayed, because I worked so hard. I pulled so many all-nighters, I thought I should be rewarded. But he put the good of the Law Review ahead of my agenda. That's what makes him such a great leader. ...

    Powell on palin: I don't believe she's ready to be president of the United States, which is the job of the vice president.

    by vc2 on Wed Nov 26, 2008 at 09:51:07 AM PST

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    •  Awesome, thanks. n/t (0+ / 0-)
    •  So she was not diplomatic to the Federalists? (0+ / 0-)

      In some ways, that argues against her being "qualified"; in other ways, perhaps not.  Not knowing her career trajectory since and her position now, it's hard to know what to make of that comment.  If one believes that the Federalists have, more or less, pulled off a silent coup on legal scholarship, should one have been chummy?

      The netroots is what the Letters to the Editor page wanted to be when it grew up.

      by Seneca Doane on Wed Nov 26, 2008 at 10:54:36 AM PST

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      •  She speaks for herself (0+ / 0-)

        But I'll tell you now, I had not earned it as far as the quality of my diplomacy with the other students

        Why is it so hard to take that at face value?

        The deaf shall have music, the blind have new eyes. The standards of death taken down by surprise. (Bob Franke)

        by rsmpdx on Wed Nov 26, 2008 at 11:16:13 AM PST

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