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Monday, October 31, 2005

So now experience matters

Harriet's life has been characterized by service to others, and she will bring that same passion for service to the Supreme Court of the United States. I've given a lot of thought to the kind of people who should serve on the federal judiciary. I've come to agree with the late Chief Justice William Rehnquist, who wrote about the importance of having judges who are drawn from a wide diversity of professional backgrounds. Justice Rehnquist himself came to the Supreme Court without prior experience on the bench, as did more than 35 other men, including Byron White. And I'm proud to nominate an outstanding woman who brings a similar record of achievement in private practice and public service.
--aWol, October 3

Judge Alito has served with distinction on that court for 15 years and now has more prior judicial experience than any Supreme Court nominee in more than 70 years.
-- aWol, today

Unfortunately, Scalito appears to be a dream choice for W's far-wrong base. He's the type the Democrats should definitely filibuster, but you just know that the DINO's like Biden, Lieberman and Clinton won't be willing to put up a fight.