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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Thank You Democrats

Well, in a 5-4 vote the Supreme Court decided against the Bush administration and the practice of trying "enemy combatants" through military tribunals. I know, technically the vote was 5-3 but only because Roberts had to recuse himself for voting with the government earlier. Overall I think this is a good decision. But I haven't read too much about it and am not a lawyer so I'm going off the few news stories. But I digress.

Instead, I want to congratulate the Democrats for their bang up job of questioning Alito during his confirmation hearings. By initial indications, it looks like Scalia and Thomas now have another voting buddy. Just think - maybe if you had done your job and asked the right questions during the confirmation hearings, maybe he could have been voted down. Sen Biden, maybe instead of prancing in front of the cameras endlessly talking to help with your presidential run in 2008, maybe you could have found out where Alito stood on the issues. At the end of the day I could be fine with Alito on the bench if we heard both sides and the people we elected thought it was in our best interests for him to be there. I would still disagree, but it's a consequence of democracy that you're not always gonna get your way. What I can't be fine with is the lack of fight that was exhibited by the Democrats. Instead of finding out where Alito stands on the issues, you decided in advance he was gonna pass so why should we be mean in front of the American people. That does our country no good and you should be ashamed of yourselves. This is especially true now that it appears our suspicions that Alito would join the ultra-conservative team of Scalia and Thomas are true.

Thank you Democrats!

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3 Comments:

Blogger Budd said...

actually the vote was 5-3.

6/30/2006 07:25:00 AM  
Blogger Mike K said...

Tom did state it was 5-3. He pointed out it would have been 5-4 if Roberts voted based it on his record.

It was a good decision on Roberts part for not voting, due to the conflict in interest.

6/30/2006 09:52:00 AM  
Blogger melanaise said...

damn I need to catch up on your log...I keep getting those emails that COMMAND ME TO READ HERE OR ELSE!!!

Those emails make me all giddy...like getting a birthday card or something.

7/03/2006 02:31:00 AM  

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