Political And Other Miscellany From A Stout Democrat In Dallas Texas.
"Politics is the only game for adults." --from Robert A. Heinlein's Double Star

Wednesday, July 20, 2005


No, Bush didn't appoint him just because he's a strongly conservative lawyer who has almost no track record as a judge, and will be easier to confirm. There were plenty of people who fit that category.

No, it's not just a payback for helping mount the legal fight in Florida against counting Gore's vote in the 2000 Presidential election. That debt was paid when Bush appointed him to the appeals court two years ago.

He really picked this stealth subverter of the Bill of Rights because of an important case coming up this fall which Bush has to be certain this new member of the court will not oppose him on. This case deals with an issue much more vital to the administration than abortion, affirmative action, flag burning, restricting the rights of injured people to sue corporations, or school prayer -- all of which this guy is likely to be wrong on, or has already gone on record as being wrong on. Those are just raw meat to be thrown to the public mob.

Here's the real crux of the matter that Bush wants a proven loyalist in place for:
His last notable decision was made last week, when his appeals court overturned a lower court decision that the special military tribunals for suspected terrorists at the Guantanamo detention camp in Cuba are illegal.

However a new appeal is set to go to the Supreme Court.


  • At 12:08 AM, Blogger Bunny said…

    With about 70% of the blog community being 14 year old teeny boppers who can not spell, I have happy to have come upon your blog and actually read something of intellectual value.

    But of course, the down side is that my blood pressure went up and found out something I didn't want to know because that just scares the living daylights out of me.

    Dubya could be one of the worst mistakes in American history.


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