Monday, July 18, 2005

Left's list for high court seen as setup

So the dem/leftists have stared to float some potential nominees for SCOTUS in the media. Their claim is that they are merely trying to propose some one that is acceptable to all sides. It is more likely it is a tactical move, so they can whine about anyone that Bush nominates as being out of the "mainstream". You can bet there will be those "extraordinary" circumstances, should any nominee not be one the dem/leftists are pushing. Charles Hurt has more in his article.

'The leaked names that had been recommended by Mr. Reid of Nevada and Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont Democrat and ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, were federal appeals court Judges Sonia Sotomayor and Edward C. Prado and federal district court Judge Ricardo H. Hinojosa.

Conservatives view the judges as "either too old or simply not conservative," said Mr. Miranda, a former Judiciary Committee lawyer and aide to Majority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee. "He's got much more qualified nominees who are conservative."'

I was not expecting Reid and company to propose anyone remotely conservative. AS for old, I suppose Reid and company think that at some point in time they will regain the White House and Senate. Here is a look at one of those that the dem/leftists are proposing:

'Judge Sotomayor, for instance, has been criticized by conservatives in the past and was considered a potential Supreme Court nominee if either former Vice President Al Gore or Sen. John Kerry had become president.

In 1998, she was awarded the Court Jester Award by the Family Research Council for extending the application of the Americans With Disabilities Act to a woman who failed the New York bar exam several times because, she said, she couldn't read very well.'

Sounds more like the bar candidate had issues other then her ability to read. After all, the candidate did manage to do all the reading required to graduate from law school. Imagine the dem/leftists proposing a nominee that Gore or Kerry may have proposed. What a shock!

'"The bad news for the liberals is that they didn't win the presidential election, and they seem to be demanding not only a co-nomination but veto power before the president even makes the nomination," said Kay R. Daly, president of the conservative Coalition for a Fair Judiciary.

"The truth of the matter is that no matter who the president nominates, Harry Reid and his merry band of obstructionists will do everything in their power to delay the nomination, smear the nominee, make outrageous demands and whine every step of the way."'

I have posted this here before, no candidate nominated by the president will be acceptable to the left, unless it is one they propose. They will fall back on the filibustering. It will be interesting to see how Frist will handle this. If the dem/leftists want to make appointments to SCOTUS, they simply need to win back the White House and Senate. - Sailor

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