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Irish doctor with too many thoughts, too little time and a blog that's supposed to check in on reality.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Alito Yeah!

I’m an Alito supporter.
I did not like Harriet Myers at all – I thought she was a bit of a lightweight who would take up a spot an eminently qualified candidate should have.
Alito is that candidate. A moderate conservative whose professional and academic record makes him worthy of serving on the Supreme Court. As I mentioned before (and am wont to do so again) I sat in the chair of the Speaker of the Senate on one of the nights of the hearings and had my picture taken, just before the security guard rushed in to tell us to stop taking pictures.
Perhaps one the most telling facts of the sorry state of the Democrats – John Kerry used Ann Coulter’s endorsement of Alito as an argument for filibustering him!
He starts his statesman-like rhetoric (sarcasm) with the logic “If you need proof, just look at the response of Ann Coulter. Ms. Coulter is as inflammatory and as conservative as anyone in the country. She makes her living through character assassination. She denounced the nomination of John Roberts. She attacked the nomination of Harriet Miers, calling her completely unqualified and lamenting that President Bush had ‘thrown away a Supreme Court seat.’ Yet she celebrated the nomination of Samuel Alito, stating that Bush gave Democrats ‘a right-hook’ with this ‘stunningly qualified’ nominee”
Some conservatives don’t agree with Ann Coulter tactics (I’m one) – but how is John Kerry’s character assassination of Alito and inflammatory liberal reaction to Ann Coulter, morally superior to hers?
As for the Roe v Wade argument, the battle will go the states; as according to many of the politicos I spoke to last week in Washington, it’s no longer a matter of “if RvW is overturned” but when. This is a good thing, as 87% of US counties are already abortion-free – this should be an issue to be decided at a local level.    

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