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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

CLINTON CONFIRMED

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BREAKING NEWS:
CNN  and MSNBC are  reporting this evening at 9:00 pm  (47 degrees in Miami, 43 with the windchill) that although the White House counsel believes the oath administered by CJ John Roberts yesterday was "sufficient" President Obama called the Chief Justice back to the White House today  and re-took the oath "in an abundance of caution."   The title of the post links to an article. 
Truth is indeed stranger than fiction. This is not without precedent. Presidents Coolidge and Arthur did the same thing for the same reason. 


(second time's a charm)


Your new Secretary of State: Hillary Rodham Clinton. 




Can anyone identify this former Justice Building Regular, teeing it up with then President Clinton? 

We highly recommend this month's Vanity Fair, especially the Oral History of the Bush White House. Dozens of participants were interviewed and their answers were listed in the article.  From time to time for the next few days we will post some facts from the article. Here are a few:

In the 8 years Bush served in the White House, he spent over 450 days at his Crawford, Texas ranch, and over 450 days at Camp David. 

Rumpole notes:  For those of you counting, 900 days is 2.465 years. Put another way, Bush spent one out of every 4 days at Crawford or Camp David. 

More from the article: Richard Clarke, Chief White House counter-terrorism Advisor:
"We went into a period in June (2001) where the tempo of intelligence about an impending large-scale attack went up a lot...We told Condi that. She didn't do anything. 

Richard Clarke: That night on 9/11 Rumsfeld came over and the others and the President finally got back, and we had a meeting. And Rumsfeld said  'you know we've got to do Iraq. and everyone looked at him- at least I looked at him and Powell looked at him-like 'what the hell are you talking about?' And he said-I'll never forget this: 'There just aren't enough targets in Afghanistan. We need to bomb something else to prove that we're, you know, big and strong and not going to be pushed around by these kind of attacks.' 

Rumpole says:  And all along you thought Iraq was a failure of intelligence on WMDs? Ha! Iraq was on the table before the fires at the World Trade Center were out.  The WMD issue was manufactured. 

Want further proof:

Sir Jeremy Greenstock, British Ambassador to the UN and later British Special representative in Iraq: When I arrived in NY in July 1998, it was quite clear to me that all of the members of the security council, including the US knew well that there was no current work being done on any kind of nuclear weapons capability in Iraq.  It was therefore, extraordinary to me that later on in this saga there should have been any kind of hint that Iraq had a current capability. ... We were watching the whole time. There was never any proof, never any hard intelligence that they had succeeded in doing that (obtain nuclear base materials like yellow cake). And the American system was entirely aware of this. 

Rumpole:  Well now that we know the president and his advisors always knew Iraq didn't have a WMD capability...what do we do about this enormous fraud perpetrated on us? 

See you in court. 


Bottom of the post update: In what amounts to a "what took you so long" analysis,  the Broward Blog has BANNED former attorney Jack Thompson for violating some deal they had. The post is here. Rumpole takes a deep breath and says  "I told you so". 

26 comments:

Political Junkie said...

Hugh Edwin Rodham, brother to Hillary Rodham Clinton.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Rodham

CAPTAIN said...

Did Huey gain that much weight.

Cap Out ...

Anonymous said...

Is that HUGE Rodham Clinton?

CAPTAIN said...
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CAPTAIN said...

On an even "heavier" note, Captain asks Rumpole why that picture at this time?

Because, there is an indirect connection between that photo and what is going on today in the halls of Capitol Hill regarding a certain confirmation hearing.

Anyone want to give that BONUS question a shot?

Cap Out ...

CAPTAIN said...

Finally, did you catch the Broward BLOG today. They finally did what Rumpole did several months earlier - they banned jack.

"Jack Thompson is hereby banned from JAABLOG. His IP Address has been blocked. His posts under JAABLOG WELCOME made today, January 21st, have been removed. Any additional IP Addresses utilized by Thompson will be blocked, and subsequent posts will be removed at our earliest convenience."

Sherlock Holmes said...

Hugh Rodham = Horace Rumpole? Intriguing, my dear Watson.

Anonymous said...

Rump
Its my old freind ex-APD Hugh Rodham. Hugh was with theo fiice when we were in the Justice building; we would go to his office so we could smoke.
D. Sisselman

facdl-miami said...

LUNCHTIME SEMINAR SERIES #5

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ROUNDTABLE WITH ALL SIX (now seven) D.V. JUDGES

UPDATE: SEMINAR WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE 29TH FLOOR

On Thursday, January 22, 2009 at NOON, FACDL-MIAMI continues with our FREE Lunchtime Seminar Series.

Our fifth seminar is TEN THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COURT. We move our venue from the PD’s office to the Lawson Thomas Family Courthouse located at 175 NW 1st Avenue, 29TH FLOOR. Our moderator for the seminar will be FACDL Statewide President Richard Hersch and he will be joined by the entire Domestic Violence bench led by Administrative Judge Amy Karan along with Judges’ Brennan, del Pino, Figarola, Kelly, Rubenstein and Cohn.

How much to attend this Blockbuster Seminar – FREE!!! The seminar will include lunch (sandwich, side dish and a drink), CLE credit and course materials. Here is the catch - you must reserve your spot for the seminar with a $15 check payable to FACDL-Miami by mailing in the check to BETTY LLORENTE. Check is torn up when you arrive.

For those that arrive today and have not reserved, join or renew your membership and the seminar is still FREE; other will pay $20 at the door.

Hope to see you there.

Don't miss our next Seminar - Immigration Consequences in Criminal Cases coming to you in February!!!

Anonymous said...

David
How much better were the days when the PD's office was located in the MJB? And what were you all smoken?

Anonymous said...

I know Rumpole is British so I'll let it slide, but, Colombians around here get upset when you use a 'u' and not an 'o' while spelling the country name.

Defense-lawyer-for-the-princess said...

Hands off my girl Rump!

(BTW ColUmbian is with a "O" and not a "U")

Rumpole said...

Fixed. See the post now. Mea culpa.

Anonymous said...

Rump isn't the Colombian SFLs' girl? How did you sink your hooks into her?

second amendment said...

Tonight exclusively on The Factor - O'Reilly welcomes Chief Justice John Roberts and President-Elect Obama for a three-peat.

It appears the second time was not in fact "a charm" as they forgot a bible this time. (see Rumpole's pic).

So, according to White House Counsel Greg Craig, "we'll just continue to do this thing until we get it right".

Fox, live at 8:00 PM. Check your cable listings.

Not since FDR has a incoming prez trashed a outgoing prez in his speech... said...

On the plane, no longer Air Force One but now Special Air Mission 28000, they talked about the speech. George W. Bush, the former president, was heading home to Texas with his inner circle, having just left the west front of the Capitol, where his successor first thanked him for his service and then proceeded to trash it.


Read at NYTIMES.com

Some writers, including David E. Sanger of The New York Times , concluded that it was the first time since Franklin D. Roosevelt took over from Herbert Hoover in 1933, that an incoming president used his Inaugural Address to so evidently repudiate his predecessor as he headed for the door.

Anonymous said...

FYI on the Miller fax fight. ONLY the State Attorney (KFR for Miami-Dade) can request of the Governor that a independent prosecutor be appointed because of a conflict.

Judge Dennis requesting the Gov to appoint a special prosecutor is just to smear the good name of Judge Miller.

Anonymous said...

Only 718 days until Peter Adrien joins the ranks of those collecting unemployment benefits.

Spiderman said...

Hey...the guy in the pic with Slick Willie....where the F is his other leg?

Anonymous said...

Enough with the twitter promotion. Why not just open up a Rumpole Facebook and/or Myspace page already?

Anonymous said...

Anyone have thoughts on the new judges?

Anonymous said...

Rumsfeld and other conservatives wrote to Bill Clinton in 1998 asking him to invade Iraq. Bill Clinton didn't do it, but Bush obliged.

Anonymous said...

Rump wonder if anyone has heard rumors of potential candidates for 2012 SAO race?

20 something lawyer said...

I'd totally be Rumpole's friend on Facebook, dude!

Sophmoric humor for $100 said...

More like Hugh Arse.

Rump Is Da Man said...

Two serious questions Rumpole--

What’s your secret in getting the Colombian to swap a few words with you? I have tried and been disastrous at each attempt.

What took you so long to mention her?