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More Karl Rove on the president's nomination of judge -- -- to the United States Supreme Court.
President Bush 41 appointed her sensitive -- -- -- certainly if I imagine that that will be in the the Democrats and district but it was certainly use that but debt.
I don't as a as a weapon to help them but -- of course President Clinton elevated -- how does this work out politically want.
Want to take a look at the original appointments after all she's from New York there was a Democrat senator Republican senators to commemoration appointment in New York.
The senators used to have an agreement I believe where they sort of and then they took turns.
Recommending somebody for a district men so that if there was a Republican president -- Democrat senator got recommend some of the Republican senators got recommend some from the federal bench portrait of him I've been to further if you were if you pretty if you were the party of the president you got to point to and then.
It then the third choice -- to lead to the to the person for the minority party out of power a power party that.
I have to see a little bit more before I put a lot and have a look -- -- -- -- President Bush appointed President Bush 41 appointed David -- -- have to be reliably liberal.
I -- -- another future Republican president would say I want to appoint somebody just like David -- simply because.
President Bush 41 -- -- I mean she has compiled a -- -- liberal record on the court.
And as you can -- from a public statements there's a reason why she is -- -- -- self described yourself is that before she even went on the bench.
Yeah we'll watch this from the outside you've been on the inside how I mean I realize that the working C the -- Obama administration may be different from the President Bush 43 administration.
But how does it happen to make a notice comes to the Supreme Court there's a vacancy is there already a list of every thought about it edition of the inner workings of -- nominee not just in the celebration the house is not mechanically.
Well look at you right there are differences did the Obama administration came into what roughly -- 150 days ago so I suspect it was not the process that we set in place over the course of the first year.
In which literally there was a group of five person group.
Counsel's office vice president's office and senior aides to the president and Justice Department.
The head and big binders on each prospective Supreme Court nominee.
He and so that we had a lot of information we look at all the republic documents -- public records.
So that -- -- when it came time to fill a vacancy through private documents we had to ask for like the ability look at their tax returns and their financial statements put.
We had big miners in the true that we -- read about prospective nominees well in advance of the vacancy and was enormously helpful.
My -- so it.
-- I don't let my suspicion is it dissident that this White House didn't have.
The exhaustive research on their prospects that we had an arsenal because they've -- been there for 150 days.
Well it's -- -- be a lightning rod I assume the comment that she is yes designated 2005%.
Just in part Court of Appeals where policy is made that snow -- some people on fire I assume that that.
That would be something in all likelihood they vetted and they're ready for that rightly resent our -- Yes seller -- already appeared on television during the process of of -- A speculation about who the nominee might be a couple weeks ago I think I -- for the first time but look they've rushed this thing so they did I suspect that they didn't have.
I may not have had to quote where she said.
-- -- why judges white male judges kids can't.
Can't provide the same quality decision making that female judges particularly female judges who are minorities can I mean that's it.
Pretty incinerate come in my suspicion is -- rush to -- so quickly.
But they weren't able to collect all -- public statements and carefully -- I certainly didn't hear anybody out of the White House earlier this only able we knew about data -- and -- don't think that that's.
You know that that that this is so -- be held against -- but.
You know the interesting thing is is it you go from a process in which there's a closely held group of people maybe 51015.
People most of justice in the White House.
We're looking at are preparing or collecting these documents suddenly the moment after he named his -- that 1015.
So we're literally 10000 people were examining her record so if they didn't do a good job -- -- that we're going to have more surprises like this in the weeks ahead.
Based out what we know now what's out in the public domain right now about -- based on the numbers in in the United States senate.
Do you have any sense to give it any doubt whether or not she's going to be confirmed I realize that we have fortified the busy a lot of argument about things she -- -- -- section of her opinions take.
But you have to give is any part of -- any doubt that she's could be the next Supreme Court justice.
-- a vote on the floors and it is going to confirm initial decision -- about that the question will be in the Judiciary Committee if things if there are a lot more bad things.
Then there is a problem because rule number for the Senate Judiciary Committee specifies that any judicial nominee can be sent to the floor.
With a vote of ten members or more you know those ten members at least one has to be from a minority so they're going to have to have at least one Republican on the committee.
To vote for her to center to the floor -- beforehand you could almost count on.
Arlen Specter -- -- the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee to be -- man one vote vote.
Now that he is a Democrat there's no absolute guarantee that there will be unanimity among Republicans particularly if there's more that comes out about -- that's troubling.
But he -- to get at least one Republican to vote for in the committee in order to ever brought to the floor.
And I'd remind your listeners President Obama has really saddened by his over the actions of the United States senate.
You're pretty wide ranging rules for this he voted against Justice Roberts chief Justice Roberts after declaring him well qualified and lauding his temperament.
He not only voted against Sam Alito for associate justice after again.
Saying that he was qualified in lauding his judicial temperament is an experience in his training.
He Levy also led they'll filibuster against Toledo so if you vote against somebody after say they're qualified and you need a filibuster against somebody your vote for filibuster against somebody.
Despite the fact you finding qualified you're basically saying you could do anything you want to somebody that I nobody.
This is I tried to do anything presented to the nominees of my predecessor when I was in -- Qaeda's quest now left field the present president Bob Knight no doubt interviewed other people we heard a government Grant Hill might have been one maybe -- Okay and who is the end as solicitor -- United States.
Critics those calls to say it and get it.
Well it either the White House counsel or the attorney general or they had a White House personnel my suspicion is probably Gregory Craig.
They had -- White House for the White House counsel's office who made these calls but you don't expect the president to give the disappointing news and -- -- relatively.
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