Monday, October 31, 2005

Alito: Trick or Threat?

Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater,
Had a wife and couldn't keep her.
He put her in a pumpkin shell
And there he kept her, very well.
Nursery Rhyme

Well, Dubya did it again. Nominated a White Guy for the Supreme Court with credentials destined to pacify the Radical Right and crucify the Inalienable Rights of women ... and minorities.

Just to review: first he gave us a White Guy with staunchly conservative leanings and a better stone face than Calvin Coolidge, too well qualified to debunk. Then he offered an egregiously unqualified White Gal who represented nothing more than cronyism at its most insidious and insulting. After she crashed and burned, the prez is back with another White Guy sop to his Right Wingnut base.

"Samuel Alito: This is all you need to know: In Doe v. Groody, Alito argued that police officers didn't violate the constitutional rights of a mother and her ten-year-old daughter when they strip-searched these females while carrying out a search warrant that only authorized the search of a man and his home," says my pal Jesse Kornbluth, AKA Swami Uptown.

Who are these people, so self-righteous they believe they can tell all the rest of us what to think and do, at the expense of our human rights? I remember when America was leery of a Catholic president. The stated fear: the Pope would guide his actions.

We don't have to worry about that any more. Ironically, Alieto's Catholic, as are a majority of the Justices. But more importantly, according to our president and his supporters, God speaks directly to them, no need for intermediaries. Crikey! How stupendously sanctimonious can you get.

How did we get to this sorry state of affairs? What's going on here? I'll tell you what. Just bidniz as usual in the Bush White House. A house filled with goblins and witches and devils and creeps and things that go bump for the Right.

I don't know about you, but that's not my idea of America the Beautiful.



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