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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Interpreting The Constitution Depends On Dating Preferences

Making Jeff Sessions sound like the founding member of the Center for Constitutional Rights, John Thune lays down a marker - none of them funny people in the Supreme Court, understand?

Gay-rights groups have voiced hope that Obama will select the first openly gay Supreme Court nominee, and the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund has offered two suggestions: Kathleen Sullivan, a former Stanford Law School dean, and Pam Karlan, another Stanford professor.

But conservative leaders have warned the nomination of a gay or lesbian justice could complicate Obama’s effort to confirm a replacement for Souter, and another Republican senator on Wednesday warned a gay nominee would be too polarizing.

“I know the administration is being pushed, but I think it would be a bridge too far right now,” said GOP Chief Deputy Whip John Thune. “It seems to me this first pick is going to be a kind of important one, and my hope is that he'll play it a little more down the middle. A lot of people would react very negatively.”

Of course, we're in a society where discrimination no longer exists and only the white man bears the burden of this politically correct society. Thune's just concerned about what others would think. Like "the children," I assume.

Filibustering a Supreme Court justice because of their sexual orientation would really be a brilliant coda for the Republican Party. And despite some of the quotes in that article, they'd do it. They'd have to do it.

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