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  •  This could explain... (none)
    ...why the Republicans were so eager to shove Dr. Rice through the confirmation process. If she got held back long enough for the report to get published then all Hell would have broken loose. Or that, perhaps, might have been what they were worried about. No proof, just speculation. It seems to make sense to me, though.

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    by Shapeshifter on Fri Feb 11, 2005 at 03:10:50 PM PST

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    •  Think I read that the Sec State . . . . (none)
      is historically the first cabinet secretary to be confirmed, and that the person is sworn in on Inauguration Day.

      Anybody remember that?

      Of course, that scheduling works to your advantage if your nominee guaranteed to be proven a lying piece of shit when some bombshell documents are later released . . .

    •  How dare you (none)
      impugn Dr Rice's integrety like that. Shame, how could you suggest that she lost respect for the truth in the service of servicing her hus... I mean our Great Leader.

      "Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." Groucho Marx

      by justme on Fri Feb 11, 2005 at 04:46:21 PM PST

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    •  do you reall think (none)
      they would have let the report get published before Rice got confirmed?
      •  No, but... (none)
        I'm certain that they're not so powerful it wouldn't be a problem.

        Let's look at it this way. Let's say that Rice got, for some reason (maybe a Democrat gets a leaked version of this memo or something) fillibustered. The Republican leadership and the Bush administration may well have been able to hold off the report until Rice went through (after all--they managed to delay it for five months until the post-election) but that it would probably become harder and harder as the hearings dragged on.

        So in order to relieve the pressure getting Rice through was priority one.

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        by Shapeshifter on Fri Feb 11, 2005 at 06:26:39 PM PST

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