Thursday, January 12, 2006

Sen. Biden reads The Curmudgeon?

Yesterday I blogged about how hearings for judicial nominees are pointless. It's simply a numbers game and the Republicans have the numbers. What a giant waste of time. What a epic waste of paper and ink. Sam Alito will be on the Supreme Court next week. End of story. It's truly amazing that in all the commentary there is no honest explaination that the Republicans will all vote to confirm and that's enough to confirm every judge W nominates. The system is no system it's a phony kabuki dance where the outcome is pre-ordained. Sen. Joseph Biden must have been reading The Curmudgeon recently as evidenced by his appearance on NBC's "Today" show.

He told NBC that the hearings serve no purpose and should be replaced with a straight up or down vote on the nominee. “The system's kind of broken,” Sen. Joe Biden, (D-Del.), said. He defended the type of questions that apparently unnerved Alito’s wife, Martha-Ann Bomgardner, who briefly left the hearings in tears. Americans should know how a nominee interprets the Constitution on key social views, but since nominees refuse to discuss their interpretations, citing the possibility they’d have to rule on them in the future, the hearings serve no real purpose, Biden said. “The alternative” to hearings, he said, “is just to vote on the Senate floor, just go to the Senate floor and debate the nominee’s statements. ... instead of this game where a nominee sits there” and won't disclose his or her views. “If the judges aren’t going to talk about it than we should just go to a vote,” he added.

He's right. It's a pointless waste of time. (As opposed to a pointed waste of time.) Just vote. Put him on the Supreme Court. Watch your rights go bye-bye and then maybe people will see the connection between voting for dopey kids of aristocratic and autocratic families (think W as the Paris Hilton of the Bush family) and their rights going down an Iraq-hole. Though somehow I doubt it.


Blogger Reign of Reason said...

W as the Paris-Hilton of the Bush family: probably the most concise and accurate description of Dear Leader I've yet heard.

12:28 PM  
Blogger Crankyboy said...

You're too kind.

12:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bush is the prime example of why you don't tell your retarded kid that they can do anything they want when they grow up.

2:17 PM  
Blogger Intellectual Insurgent said...

You have been on a roll Cranky!

4:35 PM  
Blogger Crankyboy said...

Rye or wheat?

4:38 PM  
Blogger phinky said...

As Obi-wan Kenobi said in the original Star Wars movie, "Who's the bigger fool? The fool, or the man who follows him?" Or my paraphrase, "Who's the bigger fool? The President, or the person who voted for him?
At least I can take pride in the fact I didn't vote for him twice.

7:59 PM  

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