Monday, October 31, 2005

Cartoon #219: “Alito Nomination”

Title: Alito Nomination; Text: (Bush in three panels) 1. I picked Harriet Miers because she wasn't a judge. 2. I picked Sam Alito because he -is- a judge. 3. What's wacko about that?

President Bush made his third nomination to the Supreme Court, after the withdrawl of his second appointment, Harriet Miers. Chief Justice John Roberts was his first nominee.

Bush’s choice to replace Sandra Day O’Connor, his close friend and legal counsel, Harriet Ellan Miers, raised too much protest from his extreme right-wing base. They accused him of betraying them by not choosing a known, right-wing ideologue. Former failed Supreme Court nominee, right-wing ideologue Robert Bork publicly stated that Miers was a disaster on every level. They are using the litmus test of blind opposition to Roe v. Wade.

So Bush gave them what they wanted. Bush’s public propaganda for each nomination said none of this, of course. His stated reasons for the nominations now sound crazy. Soon after the Alito nomination, one democratic congressman called the judge “a wacko.” Beware of Alito.

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