Judging the candidates on judges

Linda Chavez reviews the core position of each major candidate on how as president they would select Supreme Court justices and lesser judges. Read her post, and the New York Times article she links to, but, in case you don’t have time, here’s a quick summary:

Barack Obama: Let’s replace the Constitution with the lyrics to ‘Feelings.’ Judges are  support-group facilitators whose job is to make us all feel good.

Hillary Clinton: What does the Constitution say? What result do you want?

John McCain: The Constitution is a binding written contract. You want to change it? Then go through the democratic process we all agreed to, and don’t go whining to a judge if you can’t win.

Needless to say, I’m with the Grumpy Old Guy.

(Now, if we could only get the old goat to admit that McCain-Feingold is unconstitutional. Free speech? What’s that?)

LINK: For more on the kind of judges Obama would appoint, read Jennifer Rubin’s analysis for Pajamas Media.

 

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One Response to Judging the candidates on judges

  1. John H. (Shikoku) says:

    The WSJ actually had a really good editorial regarding this awhile back (I knew I should’ve saved the link). The article mentioned how the next Big Cheese would be rather influential in politics because of the amount of judges that are scheduled to leave their positions due to old age.
    This is yet another facet that makes the stakes in the upcoming election even higher: war on terror, healthcare, trade, and even the constitution is at stake.
    Were I in America I’d probably be knocking on doors for the old grump.

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