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    Tuesday, September 06, 2005

    Thanks Michael Scherer

    for broaching the subject so many liberals are strenuously avoiding:

    If not Roberts, then who?

    I think that liberal groups are playing up the Roberts nomination as something we can do something about because it is a good way to get people ot send checks. But we can't do anything about this guy. He's in. If the Democrats fight it, Bush will appoint him over the weekend. We don't have the power here and it's situations like this that make electing a President important.

    Scherer also offers us some alternatives: "Edith Jones, Edith Clement, J. Harvie Wilkinson III, J. Michael Luttig, Emilio Garza and Priscilla Owen. Two Justice Department officials, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and former Deputy Attorney General Larry Thompson."

    Well gee. I think I'd pick the guy who helped a gay rights group in 1996's landmark Romer v. Evans than Judge Owen, though it's a sad choice to have to make.

    Don't get me wrong- Roberts is going to destroy a lot of things I hold dear. But I am prizing the war over the battle, when I realize that we can't win here.

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