Wednesday, July 20, 2005

radar jamming Roberts

The Bush Aministration still has a few tricks up its sleeves and the MSM is still lazy and dumb, or it just seems that way. Rove's wrecking crew pretended several O'Conner-esque judges were in the running, including syncophant Alberto Gonzales, but then pulled out the old standby: a classic "Stealth Nominee."

John Roberts is a partisan political hack who has movie star good looks, youth (50 years old), stellar resume, and most importantly, no track record. Yet the American Taliban must know something the press doesn't since they are pleased with this pick, saying repeatedly that he is Scalia/Thomas II. This guy clerked for Rehnquist, wrote George Bush I's amicus brief pushing to overturn Roe for a case where the landmark case wasn't even at issue. He was part of the BC2000 Florida recount legal team, he wrote amicus briefs in support of "Operation Rescue," the hyper-pro-life group that is one step removed from abortion clinic bombers like Eric Rudolph.

We need to pressure the media to cover both Roberts' "secret" life of a paleo-conservative and Rove et al's illegalities. To put it into cult TV show terms if "The West Wing"'s Josh and Bailey outed "Alias"' Marshall to score political points for the rush to Pres. Bartlet's war, 75% of Americans would say that is dead wrong and that Josh and Bailey should be in the slammer. And if CJ lied to Danny about it all, well same deal. Next imagine Bartlet and his staff deciding to float their secretly super-liberal nominee in sooner than expected after Josh and Bailey got in trouble with a special prosecutor. One would rightfully be skeptical about their motives and not let up just because the subject was changed.

But in the real world, our so-called journalists (TV-face-time whores) are like goldfish. "Oh look, a treasure chest!...Oh look, a castle!...Oh look, a treasure chest!"

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