Wednesday, October 26, 2005

RINOs Nixed More Qualified Candidates

Wall Street Journal columnist John Fund has suggested that other more highly qualified candidates were nixed by Republicans! In Monday's opinion journal John writes:

"One federal judge was nixed by a powerful senator over a judicial opinion that would have been attacked by feminists. Priscilla Owen and Janice Rogers Brown, both of whom won tough confirmation battles for seats on appellate courts only this spring, were nixed by other GOP Senators as too tough a battle for the high court. Alice Batchelder of the Sixth Circuit was deep-sixed by an old Ohio political rival, Republican National Committee co-chairman Jo Ann Davidson. The White House and some senators deemed Edith Jones of the Fifth Circuit too difficult to confirm. Given Mr. Bush's idée fixe that the nominee had to be a woman, it's possible the White House allowed itself to be pushed into a corner in which Ms. Miers was literally the only female left."

We have too many people in Washington who are Republicans in Name Only (RINOs). They espouse conservative values during election cycles only to abandon those values when entering the political gauntlet within the Beltway. The botched Miers nomination is as much the responsibility of RINO Senators as it is the Administration.

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