The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

11 May 2003

It's a game of give and take

The Democratic National Committee has actually put up something they call a Supreme Court Countdown, with the ominous warning: "Act Now! America's Values at Risk With Supreme Court Vacancy"!

Um, last I looked, there wasn't a Supreme Court vacancy. Did David Souter get run over by a truck last night or something?

John Rosenberg explains this phenomenon:

Why wait till the last minute? Besides, they also know the only thing they need to know about any Bush nominee, which is that he or she will be nominated by Bush.

The nerve of that guy Bush, actually following the procedures in the Constitution. Sheesh.

Posted at 2:02 PM to Political Science Fiction

It's amazing how they don't mention the Constitution, or the rule of law. Instead they see the Supreme Court as a body that protects values, and they are hoping it will be Democrat values and not Republican values that get 'protected'.

Posted by: Ravenwood at 4:36 PM on 11 May 2003

At the moment, it looks very much like W. will get a second term and a better shot at naming a replacement Supreme, and I shudder to think what sort of questions will be posed by the Democrats along the way.

Posted by: CGHill at 8:01 AM on 12 May 2003

"Are you now, or have you ever been, <voice dripping with scorn> a patriot?"

Posted by: McGehee at 2:18 PM on 12 May 2003

they want someone with the values of Robert Byrd...

Posted by: alfredo stroessner at 7:04 PM on 14 May 2003