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Response to MADem (Reply #14)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 12:37 PM

18. Since 1993, seven Justices have died. Two had funerals outside DC

Of the remaining five, the President was in attendance for four (and two of the four had not served as Chief Justice).

But the point is that it was a lost opportunity to make the point through action that the President has sought to make in his recent comments -- that it is time to reduce the partisanship in DC.

Your comments suggest that partisanship should continue to rule the day, contrary to the President's message.

And as I said, there is no requirement for the President to speak, as was the case with the Marshall funeral

Richard Nixon attended Earl Warren's funeral and I guarantee that Nixon felt as negatively towards Warren as Obama feels towards Scalia. And Bush attended Ted Kennedy's funeral, even though the two agreed on virtually nothing.

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