Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Party or country

That's my view of the choice Fred Barnes posits that Pres. Bush has in making his first Supreme Court nomination. Barnes states the choice as "trying to improve the position of a political party [or] seizing an historic opportunity to change both the role and the rulings of the federal judiciary" such that Bush could nominate a justice based on genetic background (Alberto Gonzales) to broaden the GOP appeal OR a justice in the Scalia/Thomas mode.

One problem with Barnes' thesis: Bush can do both by saying the two magic words for a conservative Latino (and unquestionably intelligent) nominee -- Emilio Garza.

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