Wednesday, July 15, 2009
No, It Doesn't Matter...
...BUT IT'S ALWAYS GOOD TO HAVE A REMINDER. Yes, I know Sotomayor's a lock. Yes, I know she's just filling Souter's already unregenerate liberal seat. Yes, I know her appointment changes nothing. Yes, I know it's solely an exercise in tantrum-throwing to pay any attention.
I know all that. The only reason I am paying attention is for the few stark reminders of how bad things are this latest circus offers.
1. The MSM's liberal bias is inescapable and undeniable. Find me one major news outlet (no, Newsmax, and the Washington Times don't count) that didn't portray Sotomayor's repeated "I rely on the law, and only the law" claims as unassailably genuine, Democratic softballl questions and kid-gloving her as anything but appropriate geniality, or any opposition to her appointment as spiteful, futile poo-flinging from the now 100% irrelevant Republicans. Find me one.
My hometown paper costs a dollar now. I buy a copy every day to read at lunch. Why do I keep doing this to myself?
2. E.J. Dionne Is a Knob. Seriously. I pantsed this guy last year. I thought I knew just how depraved a sophist he is, but even I choked on my own puke at the title of his latest piece, "It's Sotomayor's critics who are the radicals."
3. I Guess There's Just The Two. I guess there's just the two. Should have said "a couple stark reminders" instead of "a few." Too bad there's no way to go back and edit text once it's been typed. As a kid, I thought we would have that by 2009. Along with flying cars and jetpacks, and seven-course meals in pill form, and cities on the moon. And a reliably sane Supreme Court. Ah, the folly of youth.