Another reason I hate programming: I was so wrapped up in it yesterday that it wasn’t until Ken messaged me that I became aware of Sandra Day O’Connor’s decision to throw away years of moderation in the Supreme Court.
Her reasons for resigning have not yet become clear, but it had better be something life threatening. Because by resigning now, she has virtually assured us of a conservative court for years, maybe even decades to come. Sure, she was appointed by Reagan, and she’s conservative (at least relative to me) but on a Court that is already right-leaning, she was a swing-vote moderate whose most conservative views were on issues of Federalism, where I could give her a pass.
I just hope the Democrats (you listening, Harry Reid?) find a spine on this one. The last “stand” they made on the filibuster was a total sham, the “compromise” they reached did what exactly? Oh, right, it allowed the Republicans to get a pass on Priscilla Owens. I’m not exactly sure what the Democrats got for that… a pat on the butt?
I would like the party supposedly representing 49% of the American people to actually stand up against George Bush.