And The Nominee Is....

This morning, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor announced her retirement from the Court.

Let the games begin.

Naturally, there are already calls for another woman -- accompanied by a demand that she be non-Caucasian -- just to maintain "diversity" on the nation's highest court, as though "diversity" is more important that an understanding and an appreciation of the Constitution.

That sound you hear is the Lunatic Left gearing up to trash whoever Pres. Bush nominates. No matter who it is, he/she will be denounced as "out of the mainstream" or having "extreme right-wing" views or being "completely unqualified". To his credit, Pres. Bush has already launched a pre-emptive strike by calling for a "dignified process of confirmation".

Despite the occasional denunciations from the Left, O'Connor was never all that "conservative". In fact, she was pretty much a swing vote on the court. Not that that would deter the Left. In their view, anyone to the right of FDR is/was a "right-wing extremist". With any luck, though, people are beginning to see thru that ploy (see our previous post).

Of course, as we've pointed out earlier, the chances of Pres. bush nominating an actual conservative rank somewhere between slim and none. In other words, don't hold your breath.


At 11:49 AM, July 03, 2005, Blogger Galt-In-Da-Box said...

SCOTUS proved by its recent decision on %th Amendment property Rights issues that it is for sale to the highest bidder, and whatever bureaucrat is appointed to the position will continue the tradition.
As with Presidential candidates, competence is not a large factor in the selection process, and nowhere near as important as political/financial connections.

At 11:50 AM, July 03, 2005, Blogger Galt-In-Da-Box said...

*5th Amendment*

At 1:22 PM, July 03, 2005, Blogger Master Doh-San said...

Well, "to the victor belong the spoils" and all that. But the Preseident still has an obligation to "uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States". It's an unfortunate aspect of our so-called "modern" society that too many people are more beholden to people or organizations than principles.

(BTW, most people probably know that teh % is ust above the 5. gwg)

At 1:23 PM, July 03, 2005, Blogger Master Doh-San said...

Just as most people probably recognize that "teh" = "the". :-)


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