Monday, October 31, 2005

Brief word on Judge Alito

So President Bush has presented his replacement-nominee for Supreme Court Associate Justice, Samuel A. Alito, Jr.

Based on initial buzz -- and, as always in such things I shall continue to watch Hugh Hewitt -- here's my take.

I'm glad for where we are.

I'm sorry for how we got here.

FURTHER THOUGHTS I: Alito is Roman Catholic. Some remarked that, after conservatives dogpiled on Evangelical Christian Harriet Miers, they'd be unlikely to get another such nominee; and so it is.

Does this bother me? It depends. I would prefer a Roman Catholic SC Justice who reads the Constitution like Christians read the Bible, over an Evangelical Christian Justice who reads the Constitution as Roman Catholics read the Bible.

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