Friday, July 22, 2005

Robert C. Byrd: shouting from the steepletops

Senator Robert C. Byrd says he told President Bush that,
I am shouting your name from the steeple tops for reaching out, reaching across the aisle.
He was referring to the nomination of Judge John G. Roberts Jr. as the replacement for Justice O'Conner. The newly converted conservative Sen. Byrd says he counseled President Nixon to appoint conservative justices in order to "...return to a conservative philosophy..."

In his recent book, "Child of the Appalachian Coalfields," Byrd wrote that,
One's life is probably in no greater danger in the jungles of deepest Africa than in the jungles of America's large cities.

In my judgment, much of the problem has been brought about by the mollycoddling of criminals by some of the liberal judges who have been placed on the nation's courts in recent years.
Not everyone seems to believe that the Sen. Byrd has seen the light.
"For Senator Byrd, desperate times require desperate measures," said Brian Nick, spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee. "As recent polling shows him below 50 percent and in a dead heat against a prospective opponent, he'll apparently try anything."
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Others shouting from the steepletops, or from somewhere: Daly Thoughts,
A. K. Mcclure at PoliPundit, The Sideshow,

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