Would You Like Fries With That, Mr. Rove?
I was over at Ezra Klein’s yesterday and the discussion was about what kind of Supreme Court nominee was going to get foisted into the news to usurp all the Treasongate headlines. And I made the comment that if Gonzales had ever realistically been a candidate those days were gone, because nothing less than a fire breathing, hard line anti-abortion fascist was going to kick up enough dust to take the spot light off Turd Blossom for a while.
Can I tell you how much I’m loving it that Supreme Court nominees are being chosen and announced based on how they suit Karl Rove’s headline demands?
He was part of the unanimous three-judge panel that last week put President Bush’s military tribunals in the war on terror back on track, clearing the way for the Pentagon to resume trials for detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
He also joined in a decision last year to throw out a $959 million judgment for U.S. prisoners of war who say they were tortured by the Iraqi military during the 1991 Gulf War, ruling that Congress never authorized such lawsuits against foreign governments.
Roberts issued a dissent in a case involving the constitutionality of the Endangered Species Act. The liberal group People for the American Way said Roberts’ dissent indicated he may be ready to join the ranks of right-wing conservative judges who seek to limit severely congressional authority to protect the environment.
Roberts also issued a dissent in a decision against the Bush administration’s efforts to keep secret records of Vice President Dick Cheney’s energy task force. Roberts was in the minority when the court voted 5-3 to deny the Bush administration’s request for a rehearing.
Plan on spending the rest of the week ramping up to argue that “extraordinary circumstances” apply and according to the deal, the Senate Democrats are entitled to filibuster.
But if they’re counting on the fact that our tunnel vision is so complete we can’t focus on more than one thing at a time, let me assure everyone that I absolutely have the ability to double bitch.
Bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch.