Saturday, July 23, 2005

Donks Already Setting Up Dirty Tricks Against Roberts

The Donks have a big ol' bag of Dirty Tricks to reach into, and they are planning the "paperwork and stall" game against Roberts confirmation.
Democrats said yesterday they will demand that the Bush administration hand over internal legal memorandums written by Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts Jr. while he was a government lawyer -- something the White House has refused to do in the past.

Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, said he broached the topic during a meeting yesterday with Judge Roberts, who replied that any decision about his writings as deputy solicitor general would be made by the White House.

Republicans on Capitol Hill said the request is not likely to be granted.

Demands for those same documents -- deemed legally privileged by this and previous administrations -- led to the rejection of Miguel Estrada, an earlier Bush nominee to a lower court.

Democrats have used this tactic to stall the nomination of John R. Bolton, Mr. Bush's nominee for ambassador to the United Nations.

Some Republicans said yesterday that the demands may be early signs of a stealth campaign by Democrats to kill the Supreme Court nomination by demanding documents they know they won't get -- a strategy one Republican termed "Estradification."

"This tactic was first fielded against Miguel Estrada, recently perfected with the nomination of John Bolton, and now some are fully primed to Estradify this fine nominee," said Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican and member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican and former chairman of the Judiciary Committee, said yesterday he doesn't think "Democrats are going to get away with that this time."

They are also trying to play the "race" card to derail Roberts and they are using the Queen of Lies, sHillary Clinton to throw out this lie.

2008 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is firing up the troops for the coming battle over the Supreme Court - taping a message for her supporters accusing President Bush of appointing judges who want undo the accomplishments of the civil rights movement.

In a "conversation" with Georgia Rep. John Lewis - videotaped shortly before Sandra Day O'Connor announced her retirement, and posted to Clinton's Web site in the last few days - the top Democrat hails the Warren court's landmark Brown vs, Board of Education school desegregation decision.

Then Hillary warns darkly: "What we are experiencing today is a real movement to turn the clock back on the rights of Americans."

"Unfortunately, the people who are being appointed to the courts all too often have a pre-existing idea of what they're going to decide," she complains.

By exposing the Donks Dirty Tricks, maybe the Republicans can nullify them. But I don't think that these are the only Dirty Tricks that they are going to pull, as sleasy as they are, I expect some real doozies from them.

Mr Minority