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TomClash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-26-09 09:22 AM
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57. I don't think you get it
In those days in NY there was an agreement to prevent blocking nominations to the federal bench. When a Republican was President, D'Amato appointed two out of every three federal judges and Moynihan appointed one out of every three. If a Democrat was President, it would have been the reverse. Bush 41 then basically submitted the nominations to the Senate. Yes, she probably is not "very far left" because no one on the federal bench is, but centrist is not a fair description either. Using the "she was appointed by Bush" line against her is both unfair and wrong.
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