High court matters in '08 vote
Presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani knows how important the U.S. Supreme Court is. He ought to; he once argued a case there. It was in 1983, and he won it for the Gipper — President Reagan — in a case that strengthened the law against bank robbery.
So it was no surprise that when Giuliani was courting the Christian right at the recent Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., he said, "No set of decisions the next president makes will be more important than the judges that that president appoints." He promised that if elected, he would appoint "justices in the mold of Justice (Antonin) Scalia, Justice (Clarence) Thomas, Justice (Samuel) Alito or Chief Justice (John) Roberts." President Bush also promised in his 2000 and 2004 presidential campaigns to nominate justices who would not make social policy from the bench. And when asked which justices he admired most, he named two: Scalia and Thomas.
Comment: The lasting Bush legacy will be Alito & Roberts. What would the legacy be of Hillary or Obama?
- Kathee and I met her Brother, Dave; and his wife Colleen at The Tea House in Plymouth tonight.
- I am in class all day tomorrow (Microsoft Access 2007). A nice break from work!