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The Duke
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« on: April 30, 2009, 11:31:52 pm »

Would nominating Deval Patrick give the Democrats in Massachusetts a better shot at holding the Governor's mansion in two years?  Is that something you think Obama might think about?

Here's the real wild card pick: Hillary Clinton.

Smart money says Sotomayor, though.
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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2009, 12:01:42 am »

Would nominating Deval Patrick give the Democrats in Massachusetts a better shot at holding the Governor's mansion in two years?  Is that something you think Obama might think care about?

No.

You're saying it wouldn't help hold the Governor's mansion of Obama doesn't care that it would help hold the Governor's mansion?
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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2009, 12:04:13 am »

From my prediction for the Obama Presidency thread.

Sonia Sotomayor... will be nominated to the Supreme Court to replace... David Souter

Win?
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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2009, 12:32:57 am »

You predicted that Koh was going to be a contender too... although his latest partisan troubles certainly mean that won't happen.

Koh won't go to the Supreme Court, but he did end up with a high profile legal position. 

No one expected Souter to be the first to retire except Souter's friends, cool.

My friend Jim Rogan (The former Congressman who ran the impeachment trial of Bill Clinton) actually did predict to me that Souter would be the first to go.  I'm pretty impressed with that in retrospect.

And David Souter doesn't have friends, silly.

Although you predicted Lieberman would caucus with the GOP Smiley

You win some you lose some, I guess.
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2009, 01:10:02 am »

I'm starting to think its Kagan and not Sotomayor.  Kagan is younger and more liberal.  This is Obama's best chance he'll ever get to put a real liberal lion on the bench.  The rationale for Sotomayor was always that she was confirmable (Latino, woman, and wasnominated for the District Court by Bush I).  Why would Obama care about confirmable at this point?  There's no danger, absent a scandal, of the nominee losing.  Why not just put up the youngest most liberal person of stature you can find?
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