Friday, December 24, 2004

Bush to Dems: Merry Christmas and Screw You!

Yesterday, reports the Houston Chronicle, Bush nominated the same batch of Big Government Conservatives to the federal bench that were rejected by Senate Democrats over the past year -- most egregiously, activist Texas judge and failed Fifth Circuit nominee Priscilla Owen.

John Cornyn's glowing endorsement of Owen in the Chronicle speaks poorly of the senator, who served with Owen on the Texas Supreme Court and should know better. Alberto Gonzales does. Frankly, Cornyn would make a much better judge on the Fifth Circuit than Owen would -- her lawyer's credentials are spotty at best, and her judge's credentials are odiously tarnished.

UPDATE: The New York Times coverage on this is here. They report that 12 of Bush's new nominations have been previously blocked.

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