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October 31, 2005

Well, the Bush Administration has succeeded in frightening a substantial portion of the USofA population on this Halloween holiday with the nomination of Alito to the Supreme Court.

I cannot conceive, under any circumstances, that any Democrat would or should support the nomination of a man who ruled that a woman's right to control over her own body was eliminated by marriage.

Add to that a dozen other far-right rulings and you have a candidate who is simply far too extreme to represent the majority of the USofA people.

Also? Toldyouso. The Bush Administration nominated a woman who was clearly unfit to sit on the SCOTUS Bench but they figure that absolved them of any need to throw a sop to diversity.

Jeralyn at TalkLeft has a good round-up.

This is going to be a tough battle. Unlike Meirs, Alito is very experienced and has (on paper) the qualifications for the job. The fact that he's representative of an radical right-wing political movement is going to be a problem because so many of the Bush Administration top dogs are also sitting out on that limb.

And Republicans, watching in despair as their Party's political status plummets toward record lows, are probably going to be desperate for a "win" to give the illusion that they're still powerful and relevant.

(See also: Majikthise.)

Posted by AnneZook at 07:21 AM