A note on the Amazon ads: I've chosen to display current events titles in the Amazon box. Unfortunately, Amazon appears to promote a disproportionate number of angry-left books. I have no power over it at this time. Rest assured, I'm still a conservative.
Wednesday, January 25, 2006 This is why O'Reilly drives me mad: The loudmouth doesn't do his homework: "[Justice Ruth Bader] Ginsburg was unanimously confirmed, I mean it was 98 to nothing."
That seems like a rather nitpicky item to get too worked up about. 96-3 may not be unanimous, but it's pretty damned close. By way of comparison, David Souter, now a darling of the left, was confirmed by a 90-9 margin.
When he threw out the 98-0 figure, O'Reilly was likely mixing Ginsburg up with the other now-controversial, then-handily-confirmed Justice, Antonin Scalia, who was indeed confirmed 98-0.