Tuesday, January 24, 2006
A mirror for the lady: California's "moderate" senator, Dianne Feinstein, had this to say today on the 10-8 party-line vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee on future Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (news, bio, voting record), D-Calif., said things are different from when the Senate considered Breyer and Ginsburg, who were confirmed 87-9 and 96-3 respectively. "There was not the polarization within America that is there today, and not the defined move to take this court in a singular direction," Feinstein said.
We have polarization now that wasn't there in the '90s? Why? What could be the cause of said polarization? Could it be Democrats not showing the same consideration to a Republican president's Supreme Court nominees as the GOP showed a Democrat president's nominees?
If Sen. Feinstein is interested in finding out where the increased polarization came from, she might take a long hard look in that mirror.