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Bully Pulpit

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Thursday, May 18, 2006

Steve's not playing well with others... :-)

Steve opines: "What was that Kool-aid about voting for Republicans to get originalists or even quasi-originalists on the court?"

Let me get this straight: Roberts gives one decision that you don't like, so now you want to throw him off a cliff. If you're going to get rid of everybody that disagrees with you on any one decision or issue, you are going to be alone in your quest to spread conservatism.

"The Republicans have a 4 in 11 record since Nixon (and I'm being extremely generous by giving Nixon credit for Rehnquist)."

Rehnquist was a good conservative justice... Kudos to Nixon for appointing him.

"I wonder how long the GOP will keep trying to pump that particular canard."

Other than the Harriet Myers pick, I've been pleased with Bush's judicial picks. Unlike you, I'm not going to throw somebody overboard because I disagree with one decision.

"Lest you think my developing problem with him has to do solely with him siding against Thomas and Scalia on this case, this is now the third decision that has reached my awareness in which Roberts took a distinctly non-originalist position."

Other than this one, what were the other two decisions???


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