Monday, October 31, 2005

Just once...

... I wish that Dubya would hire someone who has no prior connection to the Bush family...

"Unlike Miers, who has never been a judge, Alito, a jurist from New Jersey, has been a strong conservative voice on the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals since Bush's father, former President George H.W. Bush, seated him there in 1990."

...just once.

PS: Oh yeah, there's also this to consider -
"In the early 1990s, Alito was the lone dissenter in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, a case in which the 3rd Circuit struck down a Pennsylvania law that included a provision requiring women seeking abortions to notify their spouses.

"The Pennsylvania legislature could have rationally believed that some married women are initially inclined to obtain an abortion without their husbands' knowledge because of perceived problems — such as economic constraints, future plans or the husbands' previously expressed opposition — that may be obviated by discussion prior to the abortion," Alito wrote.

He has not been a down-the-line abortion foe. In 2000, Alito joined the majority that found a New Jersey law banning late-term abortions unconstitutional. In his concurring opinion, Alito said the Supreme Court required such a ban to include an exception if the mother's health was endangered.

The case ended up at the Supreme Court where the justices, in a 6-3 decision struck down the spousal notification provision of the law. The late Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist cited Alito's reasoning in his own dissent."


At 8:40 PM, Blogger sttropezbutler said...

Just once, I'd like to have a real president, with real feelings, who wanted everyone is this country to have what we are taught is rightfully ours.

Ain't gonna happen.

This was all planned. By Rove. Miers was a chump. She was used (willingly I imagine) and now we get to play bogus politics again.

It's all so tedious and tired.

Cynical and hateful.


At 5:21 PM, Blogger Elizabeth Taylor said...

Agreed, STB, 100%.

Does anyone think yesterday's closed Senate hearings were the real deal or another ploy? And freaking Frist. The Senate was 'hijacked?' Are you kidding me? The Dems, for the first time in about ...oh, I don't know, 6 years, demand an answer about Iraq and actually DO something? Hijack. Grrrrrr...why does it feel like nothing I do matters? Talk about hijacking...with all these cronies of his in power, the whole government was hijacked from the American people starting in 2000.


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