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Why did Sarah Palin resign?

Personal scandal
 5 (17.2%)
Probable indictment
 7 (24.1%)
Just plain craziness
 3 (10.3%)
Looooong lead up to 2012
 4 (13.8%)
Something else
 2 (6.9%)
Some combination of the above
 8 (27.6%)

Total Members Voted: 29

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Re: The Thread on Politics
« Reply #7960 on: May 02, 2009, 05:13:46 PM »
Rule #4,080 why I'll never become president. See, I'd be petty and pick someone like Lani Guinier, Derrick Bell, or Charles Ogletree, and dare what's left of the repubs to block the confirmation.

Tree!!!  Oh snap.  Now that would be a controversy like a mug, but with 60 Dems in the senate now, you could literally put Chris Rock on the bench and they couldn't do *&^% about it.
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« Reply #7961 on: May 02, 2009, 05:28:00 PM »
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Re: The Thread on Politics
« Reply #7962 on: May 02, 2009, 05:31:58 PM »
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« Reply #7963 on: May 02, 2009, 05:46:35 PM »

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Re: The Thread on Politics
« Reply #7964 on: May 02, 2009, 06:09:12 PM »

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Re: The Thread on Politics
« Reply #7965 on: May 02, 2009, 08:59:16 PM »
Question:      Are you going to any of the Inauguration festivities?
Yes, I'll be there in full force!    - 4 (28.6%)
No, I'll just catch it on the TV    - 9 (64.3%)
I'm going down to party for a bit, but not stay through Tuesday    - 1 (7.1%)

Total Voters: 14

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Re: The Thread on Politics
« Reply #7966 on: May 02, 2009, 11:04:12 PM »
Seriously?  Already?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama_Supreme_Court_candidates



That is impressively thorough. Bless the power of wikipedia.

co-sign the bolded

They effectively named every female and every minority who is currently on the bench and then added a few more names for good measure.
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« Reply #7967 on: May 06, 2009, 08:37:32 PM »
So you guys aren't all over this white fire fighter from Connecticut discrimination case?
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« Reply #7968 on: May 06, 2009, 10:31:43 PM »
So you guys aren't all over this white fire fighter from Connecticut discrimination case?

Finals, yo. I'll speak in depth on it tomorrow. In short, NH was entitled to a JML. They threw out the test. Nobody got promoted. No discrimination occurred. But of course Scalia and Thomas will probably ignore all substantial legal analysis, and start beating the reverse discrimination/AA horse.

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« Reply #7969 on: May 06, 2009, 11:07:55 PM »
So you guys aren't all over this white fire fighter from Connecticut discrimination case?

Finals, yo. I'll speak in depth on it tomorrow. In short, NH was entitled to a JML. They threw out the test. Nobody got promoted. No discrimination occurred. But of course Scalia and Thomas will probably ignore all substantial legal analysis, and start beating the reverse discrimination/AA horse.

I'll give a real analysis tomorrow.

I agree.  But If the questioning at oral argument is any indication, it's going to go the wrong way, though.  It's a damn shame.  Meade did a good job, though.
That's cool how you referenced a case.

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