31 October 2005

New Supreme Court Nominee

W has picked Samuel Alito as a new nominee, to replace controversial Harriet Miers (and retiring Sandra Day O'Connor).

Alito is a conservative along the lines of Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas. W is continuing to pander to his base, at the expense of the rest of the country.

Democrats seem united in their opposition to Alito this time, at least initial reports suggest. A filibuster may be possible.

Alito is not a Latino, so my worst fears of a Latino nominee taking Latino votes to the Republicans is not going to materialize right away.

I'll watch how the development unfolds. I do hope the Democrats will stand up for what is right for the country, something they've forgotten to do until now.