Monday, January 16, 2006

Quote of the day

Sen. Diane Feinstein: "I mean, this is a man I might disagree with. That doesn't mean he shouldn't be on the court."

Ditto. Again, elections have consequences. Republican presidents are going nominate more conservative judges, and Democratic presidents are going to nominate more liberal judges. That is the way the system works. Opposition to Alito only because he is conservative, without more, is inconsistent with the appropriate role of the Senate in this process. (And, again, it would have been wrong for Republicans to oppose Ginsburg only because she is a liberal.)