Thursday, August 04, 2005

Read My Lips: No New Liberals

SPUD NOTES: The ever charming national columnist Ann Coulter is warning conservatives no to get enamoured with John Roberts, Bush's pick for the US Supreme Court. She has effectively compared Roberts and his nomination atmospherics to that of "sold-to-us-as-a-true-blue-conservative-who-turned-out-to-be-a-flaming-liberal" Justic David Souter. (Read, establishment RINO).

Also, this is a photo of yours truly with Ann, whom I believe is one of the best writers of our age in the style of H.L Mencken. Her logic reflects the venomous truths.

Here are a couple paragraphs from Ann's Aug. 4th column:

The relevant question for a prospective justice, and it can be asked properly either by a president or a senator, is: "What, in your view, is the legal force of a Supreme Court opinion?" If Roberts believes that Supreme Court opinions are law of some kind, all is lost.

Now comes the news that Roberts says he respects "precedent" – which is another way of saying: We can count on Roberts to uphold the court's previous unconstitutional findings.

It doesn't help to have someone who thinks that, as an original matter, the Constitution says nothing about state abortion laws if he is then going to "balance" the law against "the integrity of the institution," "public confidence in our system of justice," "the need for stability and predictability," "the sweet mystery of life," blah blah blah. The problem with establishment types is precisely that they worry about everything except the law. Just get the law right and shut up.

Read Ann's complete column at:

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