Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Interesting article in this month's issue of The Advocate: In an article titled "Supreme Beings," Julie Weisberg explores the impact that the next POTUS can have on the Supreme Court.
While the Justices are to be neutral and provide an unbiased interpretation of the Constitution, we need look no further than the decision to arm all of DC, one of the nation's most dangerous cities, to the teeth, and the court's recent stance on torture, to know where the loyalties of Chief Justice Roberts and his pals Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas lie.
So, as one reader commented on this blog a short while ago, it absolutely matters who you vote for in the next election, especially in the context of Supreme Court appointments.
Which is why, in true flip-flop, fickle-gay-guy form, I'm going to support Barack Obama in November. And said candidate shall heretofore be referred to as Barack Obama, with no intentionally-disparaging reference to his Muslim last name so as to imply that he is a latent fundamentalist Muslim.
All I ask is that Hillary be considered for the Supreme Court.