Thursday, December 12, 2013

Go Team!

Maybe this will seem picayune or tribalistic but months ago I discovered that one of the Judges Obama was trying to put on the DC Circuit was a classmate of mine in Highschool. Since there were only 36 of us in my entire class, only half of whom were girls, this means I really knew her well.  She was a striking and brilliant girl even then.  I haven't seen her since, nor followed her career, but damn, I'm proud of how she turned out and proud that everything they say about her marks her very much as a member of our class.  Take it away Senator McConnell!

On Wednesday afternoon, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) tore into Pillard as a "liberal ideologue" who "doesn't deserve" a lifetime-tenured position on the influential court, which hears cases on executive power.
“In short, Professor Pillard does not seem like a person with the mindset or temperament of a judge," he said. "She seems like a person with the attitude and disposition of a left-wing academic, someone who seems to come to conclusions based on how well they support her own theories."

Also, my daughter just started at this highschool in 9th grade this year and I'm proud that she has people like Nina Pillard to look up to and try to emulate.  So: Go Team!

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  1. Dear Sens. Joe Manchin (WV), Mark Pryor (AR) and Joe Donnelly (IN): your lack of spine isn't going to help with your reelections. Voters may or may not like your stances on various issues, but they really don't like weasels.

  2. Not only that but what voters really care about putting someone on the DC circuit? In WV? Who do they think is paying attention to this level of administrative detail? If you think the Republicans are going to hammer you on something this weird and process oriented you have to figure that they can hammer you on anything including what you had for breakfast. Better to side with your own party, in Manchin's case, and build up some goodwill as a team player than try to placate the implacable.