Some of the quotes just beg for a fisking. Let's begin with Chuck Schumer.
"It's a tabula rasa. It's a whole new ballgame. The Supreme Court is far different than the court of appeals. The Supreme Court makes law." —Sen. Charles Schumer, Democrat of New YorkI remember the civics class I took in high school, and I remember Coach Anastasio taught it. He was fairly succint on the division of power in this country and he taught me that the legislatures and Congress make the laws and the Courts interpret the laws. I guess that Coach Anastasio was wrong. According to Chucky Schumer, the Court makes the law, which makes me wonder what in the hell we are paying our Senators for? I thought all this time, that they made the law. So, if the Court makes the law, then maybe all the Senators should just go home. Or if Schumer is wrong, maybe he should just shut the hell up. I doubt that is going to happen, though.
Then we have this guy. Never heard of him before, but US News thought he was important enough to quote:
"We're deeply disappointed that the president didn't seize the opportunity to heal the division in the nation." —Wade Henderson, executive director of the Leadership Conference on Civil RightsWell, Wade, what can I say? Most of us don't know who the hell you are and don't really care what you think on the issue. Personally, I thought that the President was nominating a Justice, not healing divisions. This nomination process should be a simple administrative chore, but guys like you take everything out of context anyway. Tell the truth, Wade, if President Bush came out of the closet, perfomed an abortion on live TV, and shot Karl Rove during a major address, the Dems still wouldn't like him. Right? There is nothing the man can do to please you, so why even pretend that he should try to heal a division.
But wait, dear reader. Finally, a rational Democrat (yeah, I know, that is almost an oxymoron) says that he is willing to do his homework:
"I expect to be spending much of August up at my farm in Vermont where I can sit in my jeans and a T-shirt, but I'll be reading all his opinions and everything that he's written." —Sen. Patrick Leahy, ranking Democrat on the Judiciary CommitteeI've gotta admit that I don't know much about Senator Leahy, and he may be the biggest barking moonbat in the whole damned Senate, but what he said there was rational and intelligent. Senator Leahy intends to do his homework. I think that's great.
Go read the whole thing.