Tantalizing Speculation

William Kristol (a very well-informed fellow) has suggested in his Weekly Standard that O’Connor will resign the Court within a week and Albert Gonzales will be the nominee to succeed her.

Very interesting. I have a hard time seeing the Dems filibuster Gonzales as the midterm elections come up.

As far as the complexion of the Court goes, Gonzales is maybe a little more conservative than O’Connor and is considered wobbly on pro-life, which if the past is any indication, means pro-Roe. It should be a rule: Every wobbly pro-lifer goes pro-Roe.

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8 thoughts on “Tantalizing Speculation

  1. You refer to Kristol’s article as “Tantalizing Speculation.” Does this mean, despite Gonzales being a wobbly pro-lifer, that you would approve his nomination?

  2. Good question, John. Generally speaking, I would approve it on the basis that he probably represents a slight upgrade in the ideological character of the court as regards interpretation of law versus creation of it. I would also view him as slightly more pro-life than O’Connor, whose spot he would fill.

    I think the tantalizing part is that it would be Gonzales and the interesting political ramifications that would follow appointing an Hispanic man to the Court.

  3. Yes, this is a strategy we persons of the right have learned well from the opposition. Suffer baby, suffer.

  4. When large numbers of politicians leave the Republican party because it isn’t racist enough for them and join the Democrats, maybe the Republican race-baiting strategy will have some basis in fact.

  5. Race-baiting against the GOP never had any basis in fact unless you consider philosophical opposition to affirmative action or negative effects of the welfare state to be racism.

  6. Except for, as I said, the racists all leaving the Democrats for the Republican party. Oh yeah, that was just about “states rights”.

  7. Anonymous (1) said:

    “Except for, as I said, the racists all leaving the Democrats for the Republican party. Oh yeah, that was just about “states rights”.

    Oh, Robert Byrd has become a Republican? When did that happen?

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