Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Great Nominee Mr President

Back from vacation and refreshed, Ol' BC was heartened to see that Dubya named a highly qualified nominee to U.S. Supreme Court. I missed the whole withdrawal of Harriet Miers, but arrived back in the country to hear she was out. My immediate reaction was that Dubya would produce a nominee that had a lengthy record and was qualified to the nth degree. I think he hit the jackpot. Obviously, the left will scream. The left would scream no matter who was nominated just because he or she was nominated by Bush. Their concerns can be quickly dismissed. Samuel Alito is a fabulous choice. His decisions are based on constitutional application, even though he doesn't always rule in concert with political conservatives. He appears to be consistent in his methodology. Plus that, he has been through a confirmation process and won unanimous approval. Don't look for that this time around.

Even so, Alito's paper trail is far longer and more provocative on the most
controversial social issues than was Roberts's. Liberal constituency groups
immediately announced their opposition to Alito yesterday, and Senate Democrats,
including some who voted for Roberts, issued tough, skeptical statements in
response to his nomination.
Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (Vt.), the ranking
Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee and a supporter of the Roberts
nomination, called the president's choice "needlessly provocative," saying the
president rewarded a narrow wing of the Republican Party rather than the country
as a whole.

Read this entire article here.

Keep in mind that many of the Democrats in the Senate have approved Alito once. It will be interesting to see how they play politics with him this time around.

Just a thought.


At 5:44 PM, Blogger RightWingRocker said...

His decisions are based on constitutional application

End of story.

Home run, Mr. President.


At 11:14 PM, Blogger Col. Hogan said...

I remain skeptical. GWB has folded more times than a Spanish fan, and it's hard to believe that he'll pick this moment to suddenly begin doing what he said we was going to during his election campaigns.

I'm still waiting for his first veto of a spending bill.

At 11:17 PM, Blogger Col. Hogan said...

Oh, and I hope you had a great time on your vacation.....

At 1:46 PM, Blogger Ol' BC said...

Vacation was good. Weather in LA was cold. Mexico has awesome weather though. I'm still waiting for that veto as well, which is why I have trouble understanding the left's hatred for him. He spends more than they.

At 2:27 PM, Blogger RightWingRocker said...

Just because he delivers on a promise to appoint constitutionalist judges doesn't mean he's going to suddenly become a conservative and start reining in spending.

We need a conservative in office come 2009 for that.



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