Touche, Karl Rove

May 28, 2009 at 12:36 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Rove has a great rebuttal to my latest video post (like, he’s watching, ha).  It’s true Democrats did not face the same kind of potential backlash when practically demonizing Miguel Estrada during his confirmation process for the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals back in 2001.

The media has also quickly adopted the story line that Republicans will damage themselves with Hispanics if they oppose Ms. Sotomayor. But what damage did Democrats suffer when they viciously attacked Miguel Estrada’s nomination by President George W. Bush to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, the nation’s second-highest court? New York Sen. Chuck Schumer was particularly ugly, labeling Mr. Estrada a right-wing “stealth missile” who was “way out of the mainstream” and openly questioning Mr. Estrada’s truthfulness.

My guess is that besides the fact that the Solicitor’s Office wouldn’t release some of Estrada’s judicial writings, Senate hearings on judges to any bench other than the Supreme Court don’t garner the same kind of press attention.

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