Fresh Paint
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Say No to Alito
Alito Hearing Opening Statement Excerpts

"There is nothing that is more important for our republic than the rule of law. No person in this country, no matter how high or powerful, is above the law, and no person in this country is beneath the law [ed. except for women and presidents, apparently]."
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito said Tuesday he would deal with the issue of abortion with an open mind as a justice, though he defended his 1991 judicial vote saying women seeking abortions must notify their husbands [ed. best excuse for not getting married I can think of].
Excuse me, if abortion is the law, what does he need an "open mind" about it for, judicially? Last time I looked, the Supreme Court does not actually make laws, the legislative branch does, the branch answerable to the people.

Come on, people! This man should be nowhere near the highest court in the land. It's clear he'll say anything to get the job.

First strike against him: Bush nominated him, therefore he's either a crony or a liar or both. Do we really want the scandalous and corrupt Republican Party to reach up any further into the Supreme Court too?

If you haven't been paying attention (and numerous reports say you haven't), you must. We can laugh at good old Harriet, or smile at Bush's outrageous recess appointments, but there is no way to get rid of a bad Supreme Court Justice.

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