Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Learning From the Past

President Bush endorsed Miers, stating that he knew her heart and trusted that she would be an excellent judge. Besides the obvious fact that Bush has erred in trusting someone (witness his endorsement of Mr. Brown at FEMA), or the more obvious truth that Senators need a track record upon which to evaluate nominees, the recent history of electing people who are professing Christians is not encouraging. There is one notable instance of such a case back in the late 80s:

"Wanting to avoid a repeat of that failure [of Bork], President Reagan then nominated Anthony Kennedy, who had no track record as a constructionist but was described as a devout Christian family man. Today, Justice Kennedy cites international law as a basis for his opinions and is a consistent dissenter in "family-friendly" cases."

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