And while we wait...
And so we hear that we are days,perhaps hours away from a Supreme Court nominee. I came across this from the Joseph Sobran archives of May, 2000:
"Those of us who urge conservatives to leave the
Republican Party are often charged with ensuring the election
of Al Gore and especially with helping see to it that Gore
will name the next few Supreme Court justices. But recent
Republican nominees to the Court -- Souter, Kennedy, and
O'Connor -- have saved Roe v. Wade; worse yet, Republicans in
the Senate have voted overwhelmingly to confirm Clinton's
nominees, Ginzburg and Breyer, and would no doubt do the same
for Gore's picks. Both parties show approximately equal
respect for constitutional law. That is, approximately none.
Put otherwise, both parties -- and both candidates -- would
support a continuation of lawless government. A moment of
peace and prosperity is the ideal time to build a new party."
And I reflect on this leaving the Republican Party when we have a "conservative" governor who
supports spending still more, not eliminating a single program or giving a tax cut in the face of rising revenues,
talks about what a good idea it is that only Hennepin County pay for a stadium for billionaires
so millionaires can play baseball and then is stunned that there's wrinkle called a "referendum" that would
kill the stadium deal (note to the Guv: Trust me, if there is a referendum on the stadium in Hennepin county,
there ain't no deal to kill as there won't be a stadium. Get it?)
Any how, just a few thoughts as we wait.