Monday, July 11, 2005

Specter Suggests a Chief Justice: O'Connor

WASHINGTON, July 10 - Senator Arlen Specter, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, suggested on Sunday that President Bush could name Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who is retiring from the Supreme Court, to the position of chief justice if it opens up.

"I think it would be very tempting if the president said to Justice O'Connor, 'You could help the country now,' " Mr. Specter, Republican of Pennsylvania and a pivotal player in any confirmation hearings, said in an interview on the CBS program "Face the Nation." "She has received so much adulation that a confirmation proceeding would be more like a coronation, and she might be willing to stay on for a year or so."

Just another terrible idea from my favorite R.I.N.O.. Nothing like surrendering to the opposition. Are you sure Specter isn't French? Does he know O'Connor just retired?


At 3:19 PM, Blogger ElexTech said...

One thing which many have forgotten is that the Clintons unlawfully obtained over one thousand FBI files on Republicans and other conservatives. Do you remember how the Senate Republicans rolled over and refused to convict Clinton after the House impeached him? I suspect that those files had information which was brought to bear upon key Republicans to bring them into line. Remember when Trent Lott was holding up Clinton's judge nominees with high-profile public posturing? He later convened one of those midnight committee sessions just as the Senate went into recess, and he passed all of Clinton's nominees without a peep. The Senate was in recess, so the committee's approval was all that was needed to get those judges on the bench. Is it possible that the info in those FBI files influenced Lott's actions? Now, we have Specter advancing the cause of a wishy-washy, fence-sitting O'Connor. I wonder what's in his FBI file.


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