So Alberto Gonzalez, the guy who wrote the memos saying that we didn’t have to follow U.S. or International laws against torture, is too liberal for the Supreme Court? So Bush found a place for him by appointing him to replace Ashcroft? And he’s sure to be confirmed because he’s considered “more moderate”? And people are protesting the nomination because he’s not adequately anti-abortion? Did I wake up someplace different on November 3, or did I just wake up?
What bothers me most about the W. people is not the substance of their moral values or their stance on Iraq. I can accept a principled stance with which I disagree. What bothers me is their willingness to ignore both values and facts to arrive at the desired outcome. For example, the conservative Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals pays “lip service” to justice when affirming Texas death penalty cases. Story.