Thursday, January 26, 2006

What? A Dem With a Backbone?

John Kerry is leading a campaign to filibuster of Samuel Alito. It is going to be tough for him to garner enough senators but I for one am glad to see at least someone is trying. Seriously wasn’t the whole point of rolling over on all the atrocious lower court nominations about saving the fight for the SCOTUS swing seat. What will have been the point if they don’t at least try to stop Alito. He is exactly what we were afraid of: a right wing ideologue with a ridiculously expansive understanding of presidential powers.

“If you need proof, just look at the response of Ann Coulter. Ms. Coulter is as inflammatory and as conservative as anyone in the country. She makes her living through character assassination. She denounced the nomination of John Roberts. She attacked the nomination of Harriet Miers, calling her completely unqualified and lamenting that President Bush had ‘thrown away a Supreme Court seat.’ Yet she celebrated the nomination of Samuel Alito, stating that Bush gave Democrats ‘a right-hook’ with this ‘stunningly qualified’ nominee. This from a woman who said that Republicans need to nominate a person who ‘wake[s] up every morning. . . chortling about how much his latest opinion will tick off the left.’”

My only question/complaint is: why wasn’t Kerry this cool during the ’04 campaign?
-A. Monkey
(For more check out Bob Fertik's post)