Friday, July 01, 2005

Let's Get Ready to Rumble

This is really big news! Sandra Day O'Connor is retiring from the supreme court. The reason why this is so big is becuase in almost every controversial 5-4 split decision by the court, she has been that swing vote. With President Bush doing the replacing, there is a very good chance that American Policy on issues like abortion are going to swing back another way. Which is why there is going to be a big brawl on Capitol Hill. The Democratic Senators already caused a big huff a month or so ago, by using fillerbusters to block lower court nominations by President Bush. I seriously believe that this appointment process is going to be one for the record books. It is going to be extremely nasty, ultra-political, and in the end show some of the very critical flaws the checks and balances system has (namely, the supreme court doesn't have any). I believe that this appointment process will be studied in politcal science classes for decades to come. I am also glad once more that I don't have cable because all 30,000 cable news shows are going to have talking heads flogging this issue to a raw, mutilated death 24/7 until it is resolved.


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