Boeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 1213 times:
Although not a fanatical Bush-hater like certain "personalities" on these boards are, certain aspects of the Bush administration have tested my patience. Iraq war aside, the Attorney General's post filled in by John Ashcroft was thorn in my ass #2. However, while it's bad news that Colin Powell is leaving, it appears that John-John is exhausted from stepping on our civil liberties and may leave his post at the start of Bush's second term.
IMO, this only leaves Cheney left as the guy I wish would go away...haven't heard much from Rummy lately, maybe he finally figured it out that Bush hired him as Secretary of Defense, and not of State, and decided to button his hole and quit making comments on "Old and New Europe".
Whitehatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1171 times:
Much of the press has Rumsfeld retiring (he isn't exactly young after all) and Dr Rice going back to her academic career. Aparently Condi yearns to get back into the university she came from (think it's Stanford or somewhere like that) and resume her work there.
Ltbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12823 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1152 times:
Ashcroft is considering retirment due to medical problems. Bush probably will welcome it as he can put in someone less of a hard ass and is more acceptable to the Senate and Congress to push for Patriot Act II.
Rice could also be considered for Sec. of State. She was at Stanford University. Rummy should retire and put in someone who isn't such a 'yes man' to Bush.
PPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1009 times:
What is the problem that people have with Ashcroft? Overall he has been a pretty good AG, sure he's religious, but that shouldn't interfere with his job, heck Nixon was a Quaker, and yet his administration was in charge during Nam.
Anyways I wonder who is staying, it's rare for a President to have the same cabinet through out an entire two term administration.
Falcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days ago) and read 947 times:
Overall he has been a pretty good AG..
Sure, if you like the slow stripping of civil liberties; if you like a prude who can't stand the site of a nude statute, a work of art. If you like someone who has the power to decide which Americans taken and not allowed legal representation, whether they can be released or not.
The guy is a fascist. He lost an election to a dead man, and we end up with him as the freaking AG.
Dmeeky243 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days ago) and read 944 times:
No kidding, what kind of AG tries to repeal a 200 year old civil rights law, and denies American citizens their 5th Amendment rights. By the way, speaking of his religion, well, I'll wait, I need to dig that book out and read up on that part before I post that.
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