Monday, November 14, 2005
A nuclear bomb, in a political sense, will detonate tomorrow. The cause of this explosion-to-be was the discovery of a personal statement that accompanied Judge Alito's job application for the US Attorney General's Office during the Reagan Administration. Here are the money quotes:
"Most recently, it has been an honor and source of personal satisfaction for me to serve in the office of the Solicitor General during President Reagan's administration and to help to advance legal positions in which I personally believe very strongly.
"I am particularly proud of my contributions in recent cases in which the government has argued in the Supreme Court that racial and ethic quotas should not be allowed and that the Constitution does not protect a right to an abortion.
"I believe very strongly in limited government, federalism, free enterprise, the supremacy of the elected branches of government, the need for a strong defense and effective law enforcement, and the legitimacy of a government role in protecting traditional values."
Chuck Schumer could not be reached for comment, as he was busy practicing for the Senate confirmation hearings (see picture).
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