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Re: Patriot Act...
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2004, 01:47:52 PM »
His name comes up a lot with the ACLU

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« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2004, 03:05:38 PM »
Actually, word on the street is that either way, you can probably expect a new AG in January.  Seems Bush and Ashcroft have grown apart somewhat over the past 4 years.  That could be baseless rumor, though.

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I have heard a few people say that they are growing apart, generally as part of an advertisement that Bush's next term would be more secular. But evidence to back this up seems to be lacking (I've seen none, anyway). By all outward appearances, Bush is as or more committed to guiding a socially conservative policy with faith as he ever was- and Ashcroft is a great tool to this end. So I don't even really understand why he would want a new AG in the first place.

I suppose that Ashcroft could be made into a pre-election ballast dump. But were that the intention, surely they'd have made it known at this point in the campaign.

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« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2004, 03:28:10 PM »
I don't know why Bush's second term would be more secular than his first. If anything, I would assume that he would understandably do whatever he can to reward his base and push his/their agenda and would have little reason to put the brakes on at all.

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« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2004, 03:32:47 PM »
I agree with buster.  Which is why I really hope he does not get reelected

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« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2004, 11:20:15 AM »
a Powell action figure would be about as effective

And who's gonna replace Powell?

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« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2004, 11:23:17 AM »
But JA sings such a moving rendition of "Let the Eagle's Soar," a song he wrote HIMSELF.  Talk about multi-talented.

http://www.cnn.com/video/us/2002/02/25/ashcroft.sings.wbtv.med.html

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« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2004, 11:32:06 AM »
Ouch!

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a Powell action figure would be about as effective

And who's gonna replace Powell?

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« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2004, 11:59:04 AM »

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« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2004, 12:03:43 PM »

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« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2004, 01:27:05 PM »
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