Wednesday, October 1, 2008

COURTING DISASTER

The next administration may have the occasion to nominate as many as four Supreme Court justices according to the right-wing Judicial Confirmation Network. So as a warning to America, they have put together a bland ad that provides judicial cover for hurling the mud of "God damn America," the Weathermen, and a corrupt developer back into the public sphere. After a few days respite from wingnut slime attacks, we are back to the dubious politics of character assassination and guilt by association.



What is missing from the ad is an evaluation of the sophisticated legal mind that McCain has chosen as his running mate. We now know that he regularly consults her for foreign policy advice, so it's likely that he'll also tap her for her legal acumen, on display in all of its glory here.



Whose Supreme Court justices do you want?