Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Reasonable Delays?

Apparently, the vote on Alito is delayed by a week to allow for further discussion -- which has been decried already as "unjustified and desperate partisan politics". Oh, no, let's not actually put some thought and time into putting someone into the SC, that would be "unjustified".

Let me see if I get this: Bush has assured his supporters many times (from campaign promises to later speeches) that he intended to appoint justices "like Scalia and Thomas", but when the Democrats suggest that Alito may have an ideological agenda, they are being unfair and engaging in "partisan politics". Apparently advise and consent really mean "rubberstamp". I see.

It's only "partisan politics" when your opponent does it.

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