Patterico's Pontifications

2/23/2004

SOMETIMES IT’S WHAT YOU DON’T SAY THAT MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE

Filed under: Dog Trainer,Judiciary — Patterico @ 6:05 am

Via alert reader Hank K. comes an incisive observation regarding a story in the Los Angeles Dog Trainer on the Pryor recess appointment. The story is titled Bush, Frustrated by Democrats, Again Bypasses Senate on Judge. The story says:

The president’s end run rankled Democratic lawmakers, who accused him of making the appointment to score political points with his conservative base.

Left unsaid is any hint that the Democrats have used the judicial nominations process to score political points with their liberal base. Unlike the accusations against Bush, this is a proven fact.

Astute readers (like Hank K.) will recall that the Democrats on the Judiciary Committee were caught with their pants down when it was revealed that their internal memoranda demonstrated — beyond all doubt — that they were using the confirmation process to kowtow to special interest groups. (I have further details in posts from November, here and here.) Anyone who has been paying attention knows that Democrats explicitly noted that they needed to attack certain Bush judicial nominees because special interest groups were demanding it.

If anyone has abused the judicial confirmation process for political purposes, it is provably the Democrats. In a story that speculates that Bush has used the judicial appointments process to play politics, isn’t it relevant that it has been proven that the Democrats have done exactly that?

CARNIVAL OF THE CAPITALISTS

Filed under: Blogging Matters — Patterico @ 5:52 am

Here is this week’s Carnival of the Capitalists, at Forgotten Fronts.


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