Saturday, November 12, 2005

Arrogant Specter

Arlen Specter's demand for "due process" for Bush's judicial nominees is nothing more than a demand that his desire for the limelight not be short-circuited again as it was with the Harriet Miers nomination. His chairmanship of the judiciary committee marks the pinnacle of his political career and he resents anyone raining on his parade.

Also, it is worth noting that, Specter, who fancies himself a constitutional scholar (deeming himself worthy to take on Bork in 1987), would make the argument that commenting on the Alito and Miers nominations somehow deprives them of "due process." It is hornbook law that there can be no constitutional violation, including due process, absent state action!