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Friday, February 07, 2003

 
It's a twofer Friday

Tom Daschle, in a news conference about Miguel Estrada's confirmation hearings:

"In our view, we [Democrats] have been thwarted from fulfilling our constitutional obligation."

But of course it was all fine and dandy for Sen. Leahy and Co. to thwart the constitutional obligations of the full Senate by using party line votes in the Judiciary Committee to prevent the nominations of Pickering and Owens from receiving a floor vote.

Liberal double-standards are nothing new, however. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has admitted it's okay for liberals to have a double-standard when commenting on Miguel Estrada's nomination to the Court of Appeals:

[S]ome senators who voted for [Robert Bork's] confirmation to the appeals court, which is bound by Supreme Court precedents, took a different view when President Reagan nominated Judge Bork to the Supreme Court, which is free to create new precedents. There was nothing contradictory about such a dual standard [Italics mine].


If this report from The Hill doesn't prove conservatives' case that liberal judges legislate form the bench, I don't know what does:

Justice Breyer, a liberal, wrote in his lone dissent to the FCC v Nextwave case handed down last week, "It is dangerous to rely exclusively upon the literal meaning of a statute's words."

In other words, throw out your dictionaries, folks.

Bytes from my latest web-trolling:
The American Textbook Council has a study out on how school textbooks are whitewashing Islamic history

The Washington Times reports the Democrats are tripping all over themselves trying to be both for and against war with Iraq:

The Detroit Free Press is tripping all over itself as well, admitting Powell made his case but that we still should wait for the UN to recover from irrelevancy

Carnegie-Mellon is backing the use of quotas at University of Michigan

Smackdown! A varsity wrestling coach turns the tables on some thieves. Way to go, coach!

Sources

"Today's report confirms that, despite White House scare tactics, Social Security remains sound for decades to come.."

-? Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (NV) upon hearing reports that the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds will go bankrupt even earlier than predicted.

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