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Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Supreme Court Follies

The impending retirement of Sandra Day O'Connor has launched the obligatory beltway tizzy fit. Both sides are lining up their soldiers, and it looks like big guns are being brought to bear. Bush has enlisted the ever popular former senator Fred Thompson to shepherd his pick through the confirmation. The White House certainly already knows who their selection is, and anybody who respects the machinations of Karl Rove doesnt doubt that his end game will have be well vetted and brilliant.

Drudge is reporting that Senate Judicial Committee member Chuck Schumer was overheard on his cell phone claiming that a fillibuster was inevitable, no matter the candidate:

“It's not about an individual judge… It's about how it affects the overall makeup of the court.”

The chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee was overheard on a long cellphone conversation with an unknown political ally, and the DRUDGE REPORT was there!

Schumer proudly declared: “We are contemplating how we are going to go to war over this.”

So much for Bush bringing the parties together if only he'd appoint a moderate! The Democrats are obviously plotting their usual instant opposition even before a name is announced. This is going to bite the Dems in the rear, they still havent realized how utterly predictable they are, and how Rove uses that to play them like a violin. This 'admission' by Schumer is something less than a smoking gun, but it does make the Gang of 14 Democrats look like flat out liars and cheaters.

This is like watching a boxer get lured into a knockout punch. I dont think that the Democrats know or care that if they are perceived as having forged the last deal in total bad faith, they are going down hard to the mat plus the President will get his choice in justices. Schumer and the rest have done something Bush and the party leadership could never do, rope the moderate and renegade republicans back into the fold with a nasty taste in their mouths. Instead of divide and conquer the Democrats are initiating a full frontal assault they cant win.

Bush's run of inexplicably stupid opponents continues.


  • At 9:58 AM, Blogger David Charginghawk said…

    Scrappleface, as usual, nails it.

    Kennedy Slams Unnamed Supreme Court Nominee

    by Scott Ott

    (2005-07-02) -- Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-MA, today criticized President George Bush's as-yet-unnamed replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor as a "brutal, Bible-thumping, right-wing ideologue who hates minorities, women and cocker spaniels."

    "He or she is clearly outside the mainstream of American values," said Sen. Kennedy. "President Bush has again ignored the Senate's 'advice and consent' role, forcing Democrats to filibuster this outrageous nominee."

    The Massachusetts Senator said his aides have already discovered "reams of memos" showing that the man or woman Mr. Bush will appoint has "a history of abusing subordinates, dodging military service, hiring undocumented workers, spanking his or her children and rolling back the clock on human rights to the days when the Pharaohs ruled Egypt with an iron fist."

    The Senator's office issued a news release to the media documenting the allegations against the potential high court judge, with a convenient blank line allowing reporters to fill in the nominee's name as soon as that information is leaked.

  • At 10:23 AM, Blogger Mark Buehner said…



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