Thursday, May 28, 2009

Left behind

Predictably, the right wing is flashing knives as it eyes Judge Sonia Sotomayor: empathy wins over excellence, writes torture-memo-writer John Yoo; the Wall Street Journal is at it, as usual. But what is amazingly predictable is the Left's response.

On Sotomayor, Some Abortion Rights Backers Are Uneasy by Charlie Savage
Some abortion-rights leaders are expressing unease that Judge Sonia Sotomayor might not be a reliable vote to uphold Roe v. Wade if she is approved for the Supreme Court.

A reliable vote. A reliable vote? What about independence and intellectual integrity? They seem more interested in an ally than a good Justice. Stupid. The flip-side of the right wing's insistence on a reliable conservative.

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