Tuesday, June 22, 2004

A prominent federal judge has told a conference of liberal lawyers that President Bush’s rise to power was similar to the accession of dictators such as Mussolini and Hitler.

Maybe he's been talking to George Soros.

You would think that a judge would have better judgement than this. His reasoning:

“In a way that occurred before but is rare in the United States…somebody came to power as a result of the illegitimate acts of a legitimate institution that had the right to put somebody in power.That is what the Supreme Court did in Bush versus Gore. It put somebody in power,” said Guido Calabresi, a judge on the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, which sits in Manhattan.

Did the Supreme Court "put Bush in power"? Bush won the election according to the Constitution. Lots of people (all sore-loser Democrats) would like to have seen the courts find some way to waive the Constitution and inaugurate the winner of the popular vote. That would have been "putting someone in power".

A lot of Democrats were convinced that they could overthrow the election if they just kept recounting the ballots long enough using different standards until they got the result they wanted. Again, that would have been "putting Gore in power".

I wonder what this judge's rulings are like if he advocates ignoring the Constitution?

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