Wednesday, September 21, 2005

...And So Is John Kerry!!!

ModFab joins the ranks of rational thinking Democrats with their eye on the long term battle, and not on the short term loss with regard to the battle for the Supreme Court. He posts eloquently and bluntly: Harry Reid is an unmitigated clusterfucked disaster for our party.

On the heels of Reid's lame announcement, John Kerry today sends out an e-mail speaking of his decision for the vote:
Monday, I shared with you my Brown University speech setting out what needs to be said and done at this critical moment for our country. Today, in that same spirit of clarity and conviction, I want to tell you how I will vote on the nomination of John Roberts to serve as Chief Justice of the United States.

I will vote against this vitally important nomination.

Win or lose on this vote, it is essential that we act on our deepest convictions. And I refuse to vote for a Supreme Court nominee who came before the Senate intent on demonstrating his ability to deftly deflect legitimate questions about his views, opinions and philosophy.

John Roberts owed the American people far more than that.

If he is confirmed - and he may well be - the Roberts Court will shape the course of constitutional law for decades to come. It will decide dozens of cases that will define the depth and breadth of freedom in America - our commitment to civil rights, our dedication to civil liberties, our devotion to privacy and a woman's right to choose.
If you're still interested in reading more of John Kerry's position, you can find it here. I truly wish that I believed that John Kerry's vote is something based on actual principles, but it stinks of nothing more than posturing for his already failed attempt to run again in 2008. We here at PTF have already laid our Flesh Lesser Award on John Kerry... this move mirroring Harry Reid's simply proves why he deserves it.

The true PTFer is Senate Ranking Judiciary Committee Member Patrick Leahy, who announced that he would be voting to confirm. While PTF has continually repeated that we do not endorse John Roberts, he is about as good a candidate as any Democrat could expect to see nominated out of this Administration. Until such time as a balance of power shifts in 2006 or 2008, Leahy is making the smart choice.

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