Monday, October 31, 2005

Goodbye Miers Hello Scalito

President Bush's pick of Samuel Alito to replace Sandra Day O'Connor represents an important shift to the right. O'Connor was conservative on many issues, but less conservative on others. I haven't done my homework (yet) but Alito seems to be a more consistent conservative. Perhaps McConnell would have been better, just because he has so much support from academic liberals (which would make filibustering him a real political disaster), but Alito has gotten serious praise from conservatives and disdain from liberals. For the time being that's a good enough indicator for me.

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