September 09, 2005

Judicial WW III Was Always Coming

John Hindraker opines:

If President Bush nominates another strong conservative to replace O'Connor, the result will be the political equivalent of World War III. Liberal interest groups will face an existential crisis if they do not fight bitterly to keep the Court's current ideological makeup. Win or lose, they have no choice but to make the effort to oppose Bush's second nominee. And, unfortunately for Republicans, it appears likely that any conservative jurist whom Bush may appoint will give the Democrats more ammunition than John Roberts did. So be prepared for the ugliest, most bitter confirmation battle in a generation.

No matter how well Bush plays the tactics of nomination. It is, and always was, inevitable that the Democrat party would play obstructionist whenever it faced the serious prospect of losing its last bastion of federal power, the split US Supreme Court which so often still rules as they like even after so many Republican appointees.

Excuses would have been made, reputations would have been libeled, people would, and possibly will, perjure themselves to launch nomination killing accusations that cannot easily be disproved. I agree with Hindraker that it's going to be ugly. It always was.

Posted by TMLutas at September 9, 2005 08:31 PM