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Do you think Hillary Rodham Clinton would make a good Supreme Court Justice?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on April 13, 2010

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“Yes, I do. I think she’s brilliant, she knows the law, although she’s a bit liberal. … I think she is very capable of rising above that for the purpose of justice.”

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“Yes, because I think she would be good at anything she does.”

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“No, I don’t … she supports a lot of Obama’s policies, which are far left and out of touch with our society today.”

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“I do not believe so because I don’t agree with the things for which she stands.”

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jayhawklawrence 3 years, 12 months ago

No and not because I don't like her.

She is far and away too biased to be a judge.

Anyone who would nominate her would lose all credibility in my view.

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TopJayhawk 4 years ago

NO.
She is a terrrible Sec. of State. She has shown clearly that she has no moral compass, or she would have never taken the job. Look at how she has gone along with Obama in treating the British gov.

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independant1 4 years ago

If you ever injected truth into politics you have no politics. (Will Rogers)

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independant1 4 years ago

I'm sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you're not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we're Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration. (HRC)

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beatrice 4 years ago

bd, keep track of her husband? He cheated on her -- he is the one who broke the marriage vows, yet you blame her? Don't tell me, you also blame women who get raped on what they were wearing, too.

Blaming the victim -- geeeez louise!

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bd 4 years ago

heck , she couldn't keep track of her husband??? and you want her for what???????

Geeeeez!

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autie 4 years ago

how about a bong hit and a tequila shooter, R_I?

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riverdrifter 4 years ago

Not really.

"What's your vector, Victor?"

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 4 years ago

autie, Just don't give me any of that hippie, pinko, commie, Birkenstock wearing, patchouli stinking, Hillary loving, "it takes a village" mumbo jumbo.

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kugrad 4 years ago

I think Hillary Clinton is a very intelligent lady who has many skills. However, I do not think she is a lawyer? Correct me if I'm wrong. She hasn't ever worked as a judge in a lower court. Therefore, I feel she is not qualified to be a justice of the Supreme Court. We need qualified people with judicial experience at that level.

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Benjamin Roberts 4 years ago

denak (anonymous) says… "History doesn't really remember the fourth person to hold a particular title but it always remembers the first."

I am not history, but I remember Madeleine Albright as the first female Secretary of State, appointed by President Clinton. Condoleezza Rice was the second female, the second African-American, but the first African-American female; appointed by President G.W. Bush.

So, Hillary could end up life having been the First Lady, the second woman in Bill's life, the third female Secretary of State, and the fourth female Supreme Court Justice. She has plead the fifth and been the sixth most liberal Senator. Hilary Clinton - by the numbers.

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autie 4 years ago

Did you know that if a bat gets in your hair, it will lay its eggs and you'll go crazy?

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spacehog 4 years ago

Dear God, Autie! All this time I thought global warming was a bunch of nonsense. But if Barney Fife believes it, I'm totally thrilled. The plants I grow love a lot of sun and warmth. I love that episode. All of 'em, actually.

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snoozey 4 years ago

She has done a fine job of letting her husband poke strippers and stick things in congressional interns. If that prepares you for the Supreme Court she should be a shoe-in.

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autie 4 years ago

you boys with all your cap and trade talk...I've found proof of climate change...undeniable truthiness.

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Flap Doodle 4 years ago

Does Hillary have a wise Caucasian uterus?

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spacehog 4 years ago

Christ, Bob! I still have tears of laughter rolling down my face. I haven't seen that in years! And I forgot Lew Alcindor was in that movie. Thank you!!

— Jimmy, have you ever been in a Turkish prison? A hospital? What is it? It's a big building with doctors, but that's not important right now.

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The_Original_Bob 4 years ago

Spacehog -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYe5dT_PH7M

FF to 35 seconds and enjoy comedic awesomeness.

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spacehog 4 years ago

I'm pretty sure Madeline Albright is Walter Mondale with a wig on. That guy will just NOT give up.

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spacehog 4 years ago

They say that patriotism is the last refuge To which a scoundrel clings Steal a little and they throw you in jail Steal a lot and they make you king -Bob Dylan, "Sweetheart Like You"

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spacehog 4 years ago

Man, I just noticed I've gotten whacked like 3 or 4 times today. It's not even pink anymore. I knew I'd offend somebody, or else open a hellish can of worms.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 4 years ago

Eugene Volokh for Supreme Court Justice!

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2002 4 years ago

Well, she would have made a better President that Obama has shown himself to be. But, she really hasn't been practicing in the legal realm for a very long time. She is a politician and that isn't really what the Court needs.

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spacehog 4 years ago

Madeline Albright is definetly a dude. Him and his buddy, Margaret Thatcher.

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spacehog 4 years ago

I guess you don't know me too well, bruno2. Nothing hurts me, you tool. I have no feelings to hurt. Just because you're attracted to Orin Hatch doesn't mean I have to like Hillary. Like Shakespeare said, "To Thine Own Self Be True", which to me means be who you are. So come on out of the closet and quit being insecure. I'll give you a pass. I won't tune you up until you man up, you humorless twerp.

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autie 4 years ago

the original promise was to never speak of turkish prisons..remember after the last camping trip? You all promised.

I forgot Maeleine Albright...she might have been a dude too.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 4 years ago

space, I will give you the "before" as a build up to the pinnacle "Nebraska", but it was so-so, then the summit, and plunging quickly in to a deep crevasse.

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prospector 4 years ago

Bob, Dena, don't forget Madeleine Albright,...or do.

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bruno2 4 years ago

Not just yes, Hell Yes! Hey wing nuts, Hillary's name was put forth as a possible nominee by one of the top elephants on the Senate Judiciary Committee, your very own darling Orrin Hatch, who said, "I happen to like Hillary Clinton, I think she's done a good job for the Democrats -- Secretary of State's position, and I have high respect for her, and think a great deal of her." Have a bite of that hog, and keep your sick fantasies to yourself please. Ooooh, hurts don't it...

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Gootsie 4 years ago

Come on guys. Let's get some pictures.

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spacehog 4 years ago

Oops, I didn't catch "before". You aren't my idol anymore.

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spacehog 4 years ago

Ret you are truly my idol. I loathe everything Springsteen has done since "Nebraska". I remember the summer of '82. A shy 17 year old, listening to "The River", so many times I wore the album out. I have it on vinyl, cassettte, CD, and mp3, believe or not. The trilogy of "Born to Run", "Darkness on the Edge of Town", and "The River" is damn hard to beat. Wasn't crazy about "Greetings", but not bad for a freshman effort.

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spacehog 4 years ago

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 4 years ago

Dammit all to hell spacehog. Why all the uproar? Nothing Springsteen recorded before or after "Nebraska" counts anyway.

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The_Original_Bob 4 years ago

" Plus, as Secretary of State, she remains the first female Secretary of State."

This is incorrect, Denak. Unless the "first" you refer to means you think Condaleeza is a dude.

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spacehog 4 years ago

Born down in a dead man's town The first kick I took was when I hit the ground You end up like a dog that's been beat too much Till you spend half your life just covering up, now Born in the U.S.A, I was Got in a little hometown jam So they put a rifle in my hands Sent me off to a foreign land, to go and kill the yellow man Born in the U.S.A, Come back home to the refinery Hiring man said "Son if it was up to me" Went down to see my V.A. man, He said "Son don't you understand now" Born in the U.S.A, I had a brother at Khe Sahn, fighting off the Viet cong They're still there, he's all gone Down in the shadow of the peni-tentiary Out by the - gas fires of the - refinery I'm - ten years burning - down the road Nowhere to run ain't, got nowhere to go

Yeah......I guess unlike Ronald Reagan and Lee Iacocca, Glenn figured out there were other words to that song. C+, Glenn. Keep up the good work.

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jonas_opines 4 years ago

Woohoo, a lightning-rod OTS question!

I think it would be better to get a judge.

/out

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nobody1793 4 years ago

Looks like I picked a bad week to quit sniffing glue.

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spacehog 4 years ago

Turkish prison...Bob, you slay me!!!!

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denak 4 years ago

A better question would be, why would she want to be a Supreme Court Justice?

As Secretary of State, she is only 4th in line for the Presidential sucession. That is a lot of power. Plus, as Secretary of State, she remains the first female Secretary of State. If she became a Supreme Court Justice(which I don't think she should for numerous reasons already mentioned on this board) she would only be the fourth. History doesn't really remember the fourth person to hold a particular title but it always remembers the first.

So, if Hillary is looking out for her legacy, she would do better to stay the Secretary of State.

Dena

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spacehog 4 years ago

Ah, hella yeah. Wha's crackin', Bob? Yo, I'm way down wit da swirl. Like when I go out an' side my ride. Da ole skool sideshow you ju's had to be clean. If yo shat was clean, gold ones and vogues, beat, candy paint, you could jus' roll through, yo once or twice. If you didn't have no beat, no clean-ass rims, you got to tear your shat up, git some repec. If it's raggedy lookin', tires are bald, serve that shat!! 'Course, my ride was all ratty an' gully, so I'd usually at least whack a few figure eights. Dig?

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consumer1 4 years ago

The thought of this makes me sick at my stomache.

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The_Original_Bob 4 years ago

"I don't know but what is up with autie's fascination with gladiator movies?"

Ever since that time he spent in a Turkish prison.

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autie 4 years ago

R_I, have you ever been camping?

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beatrice 4 years ago

Ever notice how the people who scream about patroitism the loudest are the first ones to throw democracy out the window when their candidate doesn't win?

Tom, Obama wasn't annointed, he was elected -- by the people. I know you have a hard time with that, being the one-party only type.

Yes, Clinton would make a fine judge. She is far more centrist in her views than most people on either side ever recognize. That is why I supported Obama in this past election, because Clinton wasn't liberal enough.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 4 years ago

I don't know but what is up with autie's fascination with gladiator movies?

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The_Original_Bob 4 years ago

I wonder if Spacehog can speak jive.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 4 years ago

prospector, Who are you calling Shirley?

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spacehog 4 years ago

I reading the Threat Assessment in Rolling Stone yesterday. I guess Glenn Beck just figured out that "Born in the U.S.A." is an anti-American song. It only took him 26 years! Genius. That guy needs to be roundly ignored. Sorry Glenn, the crazy-as-a-shathouse- bat routine isn't working. I would know.

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jstthefacts 4 years ago

YES! Would be better if she replaced "please tell me how to vote" Justice Thomas.

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spacehog 4 years ago

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75x55 4 years ago

"Wow, it gets me every time.

A delivery driver knocking the democrats and knocking the left. Both of which are pro-labor and pro-middle class. "

Wow, this doesn't surprise me at all - a leftist elitist knocking someone for not being a stereotypical working-class zombie voter, punching the ticket where his betters tell him to....

Yawn. Another day in Larrytown.

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chocow 4 years ago

Actually, you could have had a better question for the day, considering she is not even on the "list". Sometimes JW you need to stay up on the news.

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Darin Wade 4 years ago

Yes ....Hillary is an monumental ideal for supreme court justice.she knows her Constitutional law but its hidden if the people demand her to be supreme court justice but right now she is fulfilling the people's demands were she is at right now.

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Clint Gentry 4 years ago

She'd be okay...But I'm still hoping for Ralph Nader!

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BABBOY 4 years ago

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Wow, it gets me every time.

A delivery driver knocking the democrats and knocking the left. Both of which are pro-labor and pro-middle class.

But, hey, keep on listening to Glenn Beck. He will tell ya want you want to hear.

Or, maybe read the interview in msnbc (if you dare look at that lefty site), where Beck openly admits to not caring about politics and that money is the real serious business. Beck's own people questioned if he really had an opinion and called him "the great performer." These are quotes from the Beck camp.

Yeah, which side is out of touch with reality?

No, he should not pick Clinton. He should pick someone just as liberal but less under the radar.......

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Roland Gunslinger 4 years ago

What? Was she a judge previously? I want someone appointed to SCOTUS that has a great deal of bench time and a lot of experience in writing decisions.

Legislators should not be moved to the Judicial side of the government, unless they have that experience as the bulk of their knowledge/experience.

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edjayhawk 4 years ago

I hope not. She is doing a great job as Secretary of State. Minding all of those fences that Bush broke.

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Tom Shewmon 4 years ago

Surely The Anointed One has at least one former associate from the Chicago Democratic machine cesspool of corruption that is up to the task.

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The_Original_Bob 4 years ago

"Bob, do you know anybody in the Oklahoma militia? Should I be worried about any potential invasions?"

I've got a few Okie friends. They'd be more likely to blow their own toes off. Besides, who in the world would want to invade Oklahoma?

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puddleglum 4 years ago

i say: you go girl. it would be more fun than a barrel of monkeys to watch the NRA's response, not to mention how cool would it be if the supreme court found that fox news can not use the word 'news' because it is a opinion-digest network. just imagine " FOX Opinion-digest with bill O'reilly"

that would be great

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g_rock 4 years ago

Although it would be interesting to see what sort of spin the confirmation proceedings would take, this is one scenario that thankfully will not happen....good thing for both sides.

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autie 4 years ago

Bob, do you know anybody in the Oklahoma militia? Should I be worried about any potential invasions?

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TrooGrit 4 years ago

Not even for dog-catcher in a third world country! Much less SCOTUS! Holy moly, I can't believe this even came up for discussion. I can't think of someone less qualified than Hillary!

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The_Original_Bob 4 years ago

Seeing how Barry already said she wasn't an option, this question seems moot. He keeps her out of the country most of the time and that seems like a good idea.

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BorderRuffian 4 years ago

Oh, yes!! Of course we should raise Hilly to the Supreme Court. After all, she is already sooooo experienced. Let's see - she was first lady of Arkansas and was in charge of Whitewater, she was first lady in the White House, and oversaw her husband's sexcapades, and she is now Sec. of State. All primo qualifiers! The best thing of all is, she has never sat as judge ANYWHERE! That alone should qualify her!

This rumor is disgraceful, despicable, and has corruption written all over it!

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 4 years ago

Not even on the short list, she would be Borked in a New York minute. Passing on Kagan too.

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Bob Kraxner 4 years ago

Have you idiots forgotten all the shady dealings that went on at the Rose Law Firm in Mena,Arkansas? What about the illegal sales of automatic weapons to foreign militia, in order to make enough money to fund her husbands campaign for president? Both her and her husband would make good inmates in Leavenworth, and nothing else!

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spacehog 4 years ago

Autie, we should put our pups in drivers ed together. I just taught mine how to smoke. She was also a quick study on fetching my bong.

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spacehog 4 years ago

You nailed it, grammaddy. He is a great lady.

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spacehog 4 years ago

And another thing. Can we stop with the Rodham crap? Is this about "I Am Woman" insecurity or what? How many times did we say William Jefferson Clinton, or George Herbert Walker Bush, or James Earl Ray Carter? Never. Is that her maiden name? If so, why doesn't she use one of those stupid hyphens? Truman, my all-time fave, was the coolest. Harry S. Truman. Just S. The S. didn't stand for anything. Just S. Way cool. I'm thinking about copying Hillary's signature from Wikipedia next time I apply for food stamps.

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Bill Lee 4 years ago

I think she'd do a good job, but she's better where she is for now. Let her be Obama's third Supreme Court appointment, replacing one of the more conservative members. I don't who will resign or die next, but I'm convinced there will be a third opening during Obama's presidency...most likely in his second term.

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autie 4 years ago

Just as soon as I get my dog a job...driving a cab.

I say put spacehog on the bench.

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grammaddy 4 years ago

No. Great lady that he is, she has no experience on any bench.Gotta have a little experience presiding over some court.

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notjustyoureverydayaveragetrol 4 years ago

please someone tell me that this is just another lame ots question and not something that is seriously being considered, god help us if it is

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notjustyoureverydayaveragetrol 4 years ago

please someone tell me that this is just another lame ots question and not something that is seriously being considered, god help us if it is

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spacehog 4 years ago

If Hillary ever gets into the Supreme Court, we're screwed. And don't even get me started on Nancy Pelosi. I can't even watch State of the Union speeches because her eveil mug is right there in the background. Tip O'Neill was prettier than her. He drank a lot, too. Either way, I think I'll just move to Oakland and pop some sideshows. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1miWXJ...

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spacehog 4 years ago

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purplesage 4 years ago

No X 1000! Have we forgotten the shady real estate dealings in Arkansas? The Cllintons are lawyers - as I know the justices must be. But they are the kind of lawyers who feed the pool of lawyer jokes, whose knowledge of the law allows them to stay barely legal. This is a scenario I hadn't imagined. I was afraid that the ex-President had such aspirations, though.

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