Theodore's World: Reid Vows To Block Possible Bush Nominee

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September 13, 2007

Reid Vows To Block Possible Bush Nominee

Top Democrat vows to block possible Bush nominee
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid vowed on Wednesday to block former Solicitor General Theodore Olson from becoming attorney general if President George W. Bush nominates him to replace Alberto Gonzales.

Congressional and administration officials have described Olson as a leading contender for the job as the nation's chief U.S. law enforcement officer, but Reid declared: "Ted Olson will not be confirmed" by the Senate.
"He's a partisan, and the last thing we need as an attorney general is a partisan," Reid told Reuters in a brief hallway interview on Capitol Hill.
"I will do everything within my power as majority leader to stop Ted Olson from being confirmed," Reid told Reuters.
Earlier in the day, White House press secretary Tony Snow, amid word that Bush was nearly ready to pick a new attorney general, told reporters, "We don't have a decision yet."

Olson was confirmed by the Senate in 2001 as solicitor general on a largely party-line vote of 51-47. Democrats had accused him of underplaying his role in a multimillion-dollar conservative effort to dig up scandals to undermine Democrat Bill Clinton when he was president.

Olson played a key role in defending the administration's controversial legal strategy in the war on terrorism as solicitor general from 2001 to 2004.

His then-wife, Barbara Olson, a conservative television commentator and author, died in the September 11 attacks when the hijacked plane she was on crashed into the Pentagon. Olson has since remarried.

Wild Thing's comment........

It’s time the GOP stop playing nice with Dirty Harry and just hammer this little scumbag. Obstructionist traitors, all of them.

Posted by Wild Thing at September 13, 2007 12:47 AM


God bless Barbara Olson and her fellow passengers on ~AA77~ that crashed into the Pentagon! She was supposed to depart for a business trip on 9-10-01, but stayed home for an extra day for her husband's birthday... I miss Barbara Olson and Bud Olson is too good a man for the stench in Washington DC!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at September 13, 2007 04:05 AM

Theodore Olson is a fine man with good common sense--that's what the dummys don't like about him.
He'd make a fine Attorney General. He can't be corrupted, so that's why they don't want him.
It is so sad that his wife, his soul mate, died on 9-11 at the Pentagon.
It's like the dummys don't even care about all the lives who were lost that day and those who were maimed and left parentless, childless or crippled for life.
Good choice by Bush.

Posted by: Lynn at September 13, 2007 05:26 AM

I can't for the life of me figure out why the people of Nevada send a mealy little man like Harry Reid to Congress. I bet when he was a kid he got picked on all the time and constantly went crying home to mommy.

Posted by: BobF at September 13, 2007 07:05 AM

I agree with BobF. I lived a lot of my life in Nevada and for the life of me, I don't understand such a great state producing such a snivling little panty waist. I don't know about his childhood...but I would have suckerpunched him and stole his lunch $$$ ... (giving it to Salvation Army of course). Dang, what I wouldn't give for a "Way Back" machine. Mr. Peabody! Are you out there?

Posted by: SSgt Steve, USMC at September 13, 2007 10:35 AM

Harry Reid comes across as a little fart, but he wheels and deals big time. I bet the gambling interests had a lot to do with getting him into high office. So far, he has shown to be less than a powerful or effective Senate Majority leader.

Posted by: TomR at September 13, 2007 11:16 AM

What does canvasback Harry deem as not partisan, one of his Democrat cronies? We had a taste of their non partisan selections when Janet Reno was playing God and butchering those that didn't fit their mould. She was a good Stalinist and did the bidding for Bill's Communist party, this is the type of SCOTUS appointee that Harry seeks, one that follows the party line and not the Constitution. But Once again Harry replaced an obstructionist, Tom Daschle and thus nothing has changed except a body swap.

Posted by: Jack at September 13, 2007 01:00 PM

I read somewhere, his sister never liked him, and this is recorded in her Diary which has recently been released by his competition in Nevada.

Dear Diary:
Last night my brother Harry peed the bed and soaked his Howdy Doody bedsheets and Batman comforter. Mom was so mad because she had to smoke 300 packs of cigarettes to get the comforter. Mom said if he pees the bed again she's gonna start chewin' Red Man and then he'll be five packs short a free Ken doll.

Now we know why Harry Reid is in Washington. When he calls home, they won't return the call.

Posted by: Mark at September 13, 2007 07:52 PM

Darth, thank you, I miss her too. What a story that is about the two of them and how she stayed home one extra day.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 13, 2007 10:40 PM

Lynn, I agree, he is a good man and also more and more I don't think they care about the people that we lost that day.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 13, 2007 10:45 PM

Bob he looks and even behaves like that type you mentioned. I could see that happening for sure.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 13, 2007 10:47 PM

SSgt Steve, USMC, LMAO I love it. heh heh

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 13, 2007 10:49 PM

Tom that is probably what it is. He does what the casino's want and they are very powerful there. The gaming commmission etc.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 13, 2007 10:51 PM

Jack, I could see Reno and Reid together, standing as a couple waiting to seated some place, now that is a thought that really makes me ill. hahaha

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 13, 2007 10:54 PM


OMG hilarious

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 13, 2007 10:56 PM