The Fifth Horseman: More Supreme Court News

Monday, July 18, 2005


More Supreme Court News

Well, even Republicans are now calling for Bush to appoint a sensible nominee to the Supreme Court.

That's right ladies and gentlemen, Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pennsylvania) has joined the growing number of conservative voices now calling out for a moderate Supreme Court Justice. However, Specters remarks are particularly significant.

Why? The man is the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Specter made his remarks on "Fox News Sunday", calling for a moderate "swing-vote" justice in the mold of Sandra Day O'Connor. Specter, surprisingly for a Republican on a Fox News program, actually made some valid, sensible remarks. He spoke in favor of a moderate justice and balance on the Supreme Court. Specter's remarks included a sensible stand on the issue, when he said: Bush "...stands in a position where he has to put a person on not where the president would be beholden to any group, no matter how much they contributed to his election, but something in the national interest..."

Specter went on to call for a nominee that would provide balance in the court, saying "'s helpful to the country to have somebody who is a swing vote, which maintains the balance."

Surprising, I know. A Republican making sense. A fluke? Perhaps.

But maybe, just maybe, enough flukes like this one might me able to pound a little bit of sense into Bush's dense skull.

We can only hope.

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