October 31, 2005

Who's Next?

As I write this in the wee hours of the morning, the President is, no doubt, conferring with his aids on the latest choice for the Supreme Court. Most of us are wondering who exactly it will be this time. The two prime candidates are Samuel Alito and Michael Luttig, at least as far as the media and blogosphere are concerned. While I think they would both be excellent choices I have my doubts on either one getting the nod.

Bush knows the importance of this nomination and how it will affect the GOP in the future. He knows that the American people won't sit by and allow him to push Washington to the center. The Miers nomination woke a sleeping giant as many of the president's closest supporters came out firmly against the nomination which nearly caused a split amongst the conservative circle. When Bush nominated Miers he was telling the American people that he wasn't ready for a fight. Although he promised to deliver a justice in the mold of Scalia or Thomas, if ever given the opportunity, he chose a crony with absolutely no judicial experience. So now it looks as if the president will have to fight, like it or not, as he should. As president he is the representative of the people of the United States. With such responsibility he cannot afford to take his duty lightly in the face of adversity and he has never faced more political adversity than with this nomination. The implications are great and America has spoken. We are demanding a cultural shift back to the moral and ethical values that helped define us in the past. I know that Bush, in his heart, understands the importance of this nomination. He cannot abandon the principles that put him in place. To do so would only pave the way for the Democrats in 2006 and 2008. I pray that he will make the right choice. The future of this nation rests on his shoulders. If the Dems want a fight, I say give it to them. This is a battle that we can and must win.

Posted by everyman at October 31, 2005 01:25 AM | TrackBack
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