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Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Shifting Gears

posted by Jazz at 12/21/2004 07:39:00 AM

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For all of my more conservative friends who chided, "Stop worrying... Bush isn't trying to overturn Roe vs. Wade", you can pat yourselves on the back.

Senate Republican leaders yesterday appointed two of Congress's most outspoken antiabortion members to the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is bracing for potentially bruising hearings on nominations to the Supreme Court.

Consider that article alongside this piece by Robert "why am I still not in jail?" Novak.

A scenario for an unspecified day in 2005: One of President Bush's judicial nominations is brought to the Senate floor. Majority Leader Bill Frist makes a point of order that only a simple majority is needed for confirmation. The point is upheld by the presiding officer, Vice President Dick Cheney. Democratic Leader Harry Reid challenges the ruling. Frist moves to table Reid's motion, ending debate. The motion is tabled, and the Senate proceeds to confirm the judicial nominee -- all in about 10 minutes.

Welcome to the future. To steal a line from the excellent Sci-Fi movie I Robot, "Somehow, saying 'I told you so' just doesn't seem to do it."

To see some of the anti-choice bible thumpers pounding their chests in delight, check out Captain's Quarters and The Corner Kiddies.