LET THE GAMES BEGIN: Dubya put forth his nominee for the Supreme Court this evening: U.S. Circuit Judge John Roberts. Jr. You're going to be hearing his name a lot in the coming weeks as the Republicans and Democrats square off. Roberts is exactly the kind of Supreme we don't need. He has a history of working to overturn Roe v. Wade and even argued in favor of letting nutjob pro-lifers block entrances to abortion clinics (he lost). Blogger pal and poet Robin has the PDF linked on her site talking about Roberts moves to tear down the wall separating church and state and his hostility toward minorities. All day long, there was a rumour swirling that Edith Clement would get the nom, but Republicans were about to lose their shit over her because she didn't have a "paper trail" and had once ruled in favor of Planned Parenthood on a funding issue. I knew Judge Edith was a longshot, but it offered a glimmer of hope that Dubya might be trying to be more moderate. No such luck. He goes for right-winger that has the Christian right base doing the happy dance and touching their naughty parts. I hope the Dems are prepared to filibuster this guy. To the ramparts...
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