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  •  to clarify (3+ / 0-)
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    peraspera, caps lock on, Jed L

    "Qualifications" involves specific criteria (Powell), but "Elections" and "Returns" are discretionary.

    •  The problem with this 'judging' tactic... (1+ / 0-)
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      chaboard

      ...is that, once you set up the precedent, what's to stop a future Republican-led senate (assuming that ever happens again) from denying any Democratic governor's appointment along the same lines, however spuriously?

      Is this really a door we want cracked open?

      Fool me once, I'll punch you in the fucking head.

      by HollywoodOz on Fri Jan 02, 2009 at 12:26:29 AM PST

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