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  •  "Better-known?" It's really unfair to call her (2+ / 0-)
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    second gen, pistolSO

    a rightie if you also call her an unknown.

    •  I called her a blank slate (1+ / 0-)
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      ShempLugosi

      And a blank slate is not good enough.

      She could be a Justice Kennedy-style "moderate" (Kennedy was the key fifth vote in this ruling). Though all it would take to move this court further to the right is that she be a Breyer-like centrist.

      At any rate, with a Democratic President, a large Democratic Senate majority, a deeply divided court, and the leftmost Justice (who happens to be a moderate Republican) resigning, blank slate is simply not good enough.

      We should kill this nomination.

      Obama's belief in the rule of law apparently takes the back seat to Obama's belief in his own ability to make the right call as executive. - Scott Horton

      by GreenSooner on Tue Jun 01, 2010 at 08:56:59 AM PDT

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      •  We cannot afford to have this court (1+ / 0-)
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        GreenSooner

        move further to the right under any circumstances.  While I really don't have enough info on Kagan to judge her one way or the other, I'd prefer a nominee whose viewpoints I can judge.  

        "In our century, we've learned not to fear words" - Lt. Uhura

        by ShempLugosi on Tue Jun 01, 2010 at 09:12:44 AM PDT

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