Saturday, October 09, 2004

Bush Already Trying to Steal the Election

Bush's true colors came out again tonight. When he was asked which supreme court judge's he liked, he declined the question because "I want them all voting for me" in a reference as to how the Supreme Court handed the election to him after a 5-4 vote to overturned the Florida Supreme Court in the 2000 election. How anyone can be so brazen as to actually pander to the supreme court is beyond me. How someone could have the gall to even say that in public is disgusting. The man is too arrogant to be president. The Supreme Court will not be handing you the election this time around Mr. Bush.

I am also glad to hear that Bush claims he would not appoint a Supreme Court Justice that would overturn the Dred Scott decision... Bravo Mr. President. Glad to know that you would put a justice on the bench that won't vote to allow Black to be property again. And they said you were not a progressive. I have no idea of who tried to prep Bush on this on this case, but as a Lawyer, I can say that he had no idea what he was talking about. Maybe stick to something a little more simple.

In a related note, Bush will most likely be appointing a new Supreme Court Justice if re-elected. Bush is fond of the most right wing judges. As an example of that, Paul Gregory House was convicted of rape and murder in 1985 and sentenced to death. Now with DNA technology, it has been shown that the semen was not his. Not only that, two witnesses have reported that the victims husband bragged about killing her. Even with this evidence, a 15-judge US Court of Appeals panel voted 8-7 not to reopen the case and permit a new trial. The vote was along party lines with Republican appointees voting to let the death penalty stand and Democratic appointees voting to allow a new trial in light of the new evidence. It appears that Republican appointees don't want innocence to get in the way of putting someone to death.

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