Tuesday, March 14, 2006

too little too late

On Friday, March 9, 2006, on Countdown, aired on MSNBC, host Keith Olbermann began his show by highlighting Sandra Day O’Connor’s warning of dictatorship in America. “The beginnings of a dictatorship?” asked Olbermann. “Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O‘Connor actually talked about the beginnings of a dictatorship here in America? A dictatorship, D-I-C-T-A-T-O-R-ship? A dictatorship, did you say?” While the speech O’Connor delivered at Georgetown University was not recorded, NPR’s Washington correspondent Nina Totenberg was there. According to Totenberg, O’Connor, responding to recent conservative attacks and threats made on federal judges, said “we must be ever vigilant against those who would strong arm the judiciary into adopting their preferred policies. It takes a lot of degeneration before a country falls into dictatorship but we should avoid these ends by avoiding these beginnings.”

Well......duh, it's nice of Sandra Day O’Connor to speak out now, but she's one of those who are responsible for the mess we're in today. From Bush vs Gore:
None are more conscious of the vital limits on judicial authority than are the members of this Court, and none stand more in admiration of the Constitution’s design to leave the selection of the President to the people, through their legislatures, and to the political sphere. When contending parties invoke the process of the courts, however, it becomes our unsought responsibility to resolve the federal and constitutional issues the judicial system has been forced to confront.

The judgment of the Supreme Court of Florida is reversed, and the case is remanded for further proceedings not inconsistent with this opinion.

Pursuant to this Court’s Rule 45.2, the Clerk is directed to issue the mandate in this case forthwith. It is so ordered.
Did you forget that you voted for this abomination and resigned while the monster is still in office allowing him to appoint another knuckledragger to the highest court of the land. And now you decide to speak out, sorry .....but it's too little, too late.

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