Friday, March 20, 2009
Republicans & the Courts
With all the hoo-hah over bonuses, I was glad to read Dahlia Lithwick lay out the great hypocrisy of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Glad, that is, only because Democrats control Congress and Obama is doing the nominating these days. Otherwise, reading Lithwick's article should have made me weep. It's astonishing what Republicans do and get away with. It's astounding the degree to which they've controlled the way we talk about the body and the body politic and all kinds of cultural issues. And it's good to remember that even though he's not a Republican banana-boat, Arlen Specter is and has been, on these issues of the judiciary, a loyal Republican.