Alex's Outlook

Monday, June 16, 2003

Will Rehnquist and O'Connor please resign already so we can have a big political fight and make things interesting!

Democrat Sen. Schumer of New York, anticipating the coming war over the Supreme Court, wrote a letter to Pres. Bush that suggested Sen. Arlen Specter for the job. That will make a great weapon for Rep. Pat Toomey, who is challenging Specter in the Republican primary. Sen. Leahy, Democrat of Vermont, pleaded for Bush to nominate a moderate (i.e. another Souter) to avoid a confrontation. The Democrats are afraid of Bush nominating a pro-lifer because they would be forced to filibuster, giving the GOP the excuse it needs to eliminate the judicial filibuster through parliamentary maneuvers, thus allowing Bush to make Scalia Chief Justice, replace Rehnquist and O'Connor, and finally fill all of Bush's federal appointments.

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