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The Decision Process: The Clincher



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From Nina Easton:

A senior White House official stressed yesterday that the choice reflected a personal connection that Bush made with Roberts during the vetting process.

”He really hit it off with Roberts,” the official said. ”As you know, the president is a person of intuition and he saw in [Roberts] not only a brilliant legal mind but a terrific judicial temperament. This guy is a thinker. He’s not a polarizer.”



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