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  •  I think its a mistake (0+ / 0-)

    to make a recess appointment of someone who was voted down by a group that includes 'Democratic' senators. Its just too easy for that to be used for political point scoring

    Remember to kick it over.

    by sprogga on Tue Feb 09, 2010 at 05:15:37 PM PST

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    •  He wasn't voted down (6+ / 0-)

      He wasn't allowed to be voted on.

      Big difference.

      •  I don't think so (0+ / 0-)

        in terms of the hostage you'd be offering up to the Republicans, I think theres no difference at all. Its a matter of opinion but I don't see that the distinction would really deflect much criticism if you recess appoint someone folks in your own party didn't want to have a vote on.

        Remember to kick it over.

        by sprogga on Tue Feb 09, 2010 at 05:29:59 PM PST

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        •  Actually, in terms of optics, (1+ / 0-)
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          I don't think the fact that two Dems voted against cloture necessarily matters.  There were 53 votes to end debate - presumably 53 (a majority) who would have voted to confirm.  This is the whole crux of the "up or down vote" argument.  A majority of the Senate wants him.

          Yes, I know President Palin would be a disaster, and I do understand the ponies are on back order. Now, what the fuck was your point again?

          by WisePiper on Tue Feb 09, 2010 at 05:39:58 PM PST

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