Friday, June 22, 2007

News Flash: Justice Byron "Whizzer" White Is Still Dead

In the first Democratic presidential debate in South Carolina, Governor Richardson, reacting to a rapid fire lightning-round type question initially named Justice Byron "Whizzer" White as his ideal Supreme Court Justice. A few seconds later he mentioned Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Never mind the fact that Presidents get more than 5 seconds (and it's not all nationally televised) to make their decisions without being cutoff by a moderator.

Howls went up in the blogosphere that Governor Richardson is anti-choice (despite the fact that he consistently gets high ratings from groups like NARAL and Planned Parenthood).

Memo to the Kossacks, especially those supporting Edwards and Obama (and with all due respect to the family of the deceased) Justice Byron "Whizzer" White is still dead. Stop beating the horse.

From South Carolina's News Channel 7 (via the Associated Press):

Democrat Bill Richardson said Friday that if elected president, he would
ask potential Supreme Court nominees about their view on abortion and reject
those who say Roe v. Wade should be overturned.

Presidents typically say they don't ask potential justices about their
views on specific cases, but Richardson said Friday that he would make an
exception for the landmark 1973 case, which legalized abortion.

"I know I am going to upset some people, but this is what I would ask
them," said Richardson. "I would say, 'Do you believe that Roe v. Wade is
settled law?' If they say yes, they have a good chance of being picked. If they
say no I will not pick them."

Dead. End of story.


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