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    As someone who doesn't always agree with the President, I'd just like to congratulate him and John Roberts on the confirmation.

    I hope Mr. Roberts does us proud.

    I'd also like to thank Democrats for not filibustering.

    So congratulations all around to those who were civil throughout the whole process.
     
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    ...and a mighty, heart-felt :fu2: to certain-said democrats who did not. :(
     
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    here, here .... and to those that were rude and less than civil 06 will be fun
     
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    Can't resist, can you :)

    A heart-felt :fu2: to Republicans who whined whenever they could that the Democrats were going to make this as tough as possible.

    Congrats to the civils on BOTH sides.

    :fu2:'s to the assholes.
     
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    I don't think they should be congratulated for behaving with civility and doing their jobs, but I guess I'm an idealist.

    The whole process has become entirely too political, and I'd prefer an abolition of the entire "Senate Confirmation Hearing" circus-trial sideshow farce.
     
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    Before the media it was a good idea. I think the hearings and confirmation should be closed so it doesn't become such an idiotic display of partisan politics.
     
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    I was trying to have a positive post here...
     
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    Let's hope Roberts does a good job as the 17th Chief Justice.

    And I agree :2guns: to the bastards who were bitching the whole time HAH!
     
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    As I understand it the process of a Senate Confirmation Hearing is a relatively new development (if anyone could reinforce or dispute this idea that would be nice, I cannot find anything but I heard it somewhere), within the past 60 years or so.

    The President can nominate whoever he wants. Member of Congress can decide if they want to vote for or against. They can get information from the Library of Congress, ask for information from the Executive branch if applicable, examine the American Bar Associations' opinion, submit questions to the nominee in writing, ask for a personal interview with the nominee himself.

    After all that, I don't see the (other than political) purpose of having a Senate Confirmation Hearing.

    I see it as the Legislature insinuating itself into the affairs of the Executive in an attempt to acquire more influence in the whole process than the Constitution intended. But that's just me.
     
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    Ha!

    Positive threads die quick deaths!

    Be happy.
     

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