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12/12/2004

 

MAKPA Quote of the Hour


This one is from National Journal courtesy of Brian at Tomfoolery of the Highest Order:
President Clinton's approach to judicial nominations mirrored his policies -- moderate. D.C. Circuit Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg and 1st Circuit Judge Stephen Breyer fit the mold. Both had reputations as being thorough and fair. "President Clinton worked really hard to, on the whole, nominate centrist candidates who really were able to generate broad support in the Senate and in the country," says Clinton White House Counsel Jack Quinn. "He wanted consensus." Adds Clinton Chief of Staff Leon Panetta: "He basically was interested in people like himself."
A question is begged: "Moderate"as compared to what?

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