Smarmy Alligator

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The outcry over Specter’s innocuous comments just points up the hypocrisy of the right wing. They attack liberals for attempting to apply “litmus tests” to any potential Supreme Court judges, claiming that it’s flawed and partisan to ask a potential judge how he feels about abortion, or whether he would try to overturn Roe v. Wade. But they freak out and cry foul against one of their own when he merely mentions that an explicitly anti-abortion judge might have a hard time in confirmation hearings. Apparently, it’s only considered a “litmus test” if the Democrats are asking the question. The illogic of this whole issue makes my head spin, so much, obviously, that I’m rendered inarticulate.


Written by laura k

November 12, 2004 at 7:51 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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