Monday, October 31, 2005

Alito Nominated 

Now this is more like it! I think that an excellent measure of the quality of the candidate is the amount of clamoring that it immediatelly elicits from the left. So by the sound of things, we should be in good shape with this one:
Abortion emerged as a potential fault line. Democrats pointed to Alito's rulings that sought to restrict a woman's right to abortion. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, a Republican who supports abortion rights, said that Alito's views on the hot-button issue "will be among one of the first items Judge Alito and I will discuss.


"The Senate needs to find out if the man replacing Miers is too radical for the American people," said Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada. A rare Democratic senator who opposes abortion, Reid chided Bush for not nominating the first Hispanic to the court."

The National Review is already throwing its weight behind him, noting his firm devotion to the "limited role that our courts play in our constitutional system." The very fact that Democrats try to construe this as conservative, or political at all, speak to the merits of this choice. The fact of the matter is that the interpretation of the constitution isn't a matter of conservative and liberal, but rather one of choosing either to uphold the strict foundational doctrine of our country, or distort the founding documents to serve passing politcal fancy. That the left sees him as a threat to their ability to hijack the only branch of government they still control should be good enough for most thinking Americans to support Alito. It's more than enough for me.

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