Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Winks, Nods, and a Backward "S"

Senator Patrick Leahy is worried that certain individuals have secret knowledge how Harriet Miers would vote on Roe v. Wade:

Sen. Patrick Leahy, ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, said the Senate and the rest of America deserve to know what Dobson and the White House know about Miers.

"We don't confirm Justices of the Supreme Court on a wink and a nod. And a litmus test is no less a litmus test by using whispers and signals,'' the Vermont senator said. "No political faction should be given a monopoly of relevant knowledge about a nomination, just as no faction should be permitted to hound a nominee to withdraw, before the hearing process has even begun.''

Does Senator Leahy apply that same standard to Justice Souter, the "pro-choice mole"? (Bleg to Dennis Becker of Eagan: Did Leahy vote to confirm Souter?) Are there any nominees whom liberals have "hounded"?

Here's a thought: Harriet Miers is the Bizarro Souter. Talk amongst yourselves.

UPDATE (10/13) Leahy voted for Souter. Did he have inside information?


Blogger Last of Nine said...

10/7/90 Times Union (Alb.) C5
1990 WLNR 169132
Albany Times Union (NY)
Copyright © 2004 The Times Union, Inc. All rights reserved.

October 7, 1990

Voting to comfirm the Souter nomination: Alfonse D'Amato, R- N.Y.; Daniel Patrick Moynihan, D- N.Y.; and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.

October 12, 2005 5:53 PM  
Blogger Derek Jensen said...

my prediction is Miers eventually gets confirmed.

October 13, 2005 5:11 PM  
Blogger lloydletta said...

Both Dobson and Rove should testify on this. It is totally inappropriate for Rove to get clearance from Dobson prior to Bush announcing the nomination.

Specter has called for this also - and Specter is right.

October 16, 2005 9:50 AM  

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