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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Judge For Yourself

An email came to me this morning from Ken Mehlman, Chairman, Republican National Committee . Just wanted to pass it on. Respectfully, Bos'un

Dear Bos'un

When I last updated you on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Samuel Alito, I told you that we could expect ferocious attacks from far-left attack groups and their liberal allies in the Senate. These efforts to drag Judge Alito's name through the mud are now in full swing. One Senator even went so far as to question the nominee's truthfulness, suggesting a "credibility gap." And the name of this Senator lecturing us about credibility? Ted Kennedy.

With each passing day, the attacks on Judge Alito grow more shrill and the smears more outrageous. These attacks are driven by liberal special interests like who dictate Senate Democrat leader Harry Reid's every move in the confirmation process. When these liberal groups tell Reid to attack, he unleashes far-left Senators to smear Judge Alito. These attacks end here. Send Harry Reid a message - tell him to stop doing the bidding of the far-left and to allow a fair and dignified confirmation.

Senate Democrats call Judge Alito out of the mainstream and attack his credibility. Just who in this debate has the credibility problem? Judge for yourself:

On Sunday, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) lied about Judge Alito's record, suggesting he opposes the principle of "one man, one vote." But the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee has confirmed that Judge Alito views one man, one vote as "settled and beyond attack." Sen. Boxer calls Judge Alito's views "very far out of the mainstream." If there's anyone who is far outside the mainstream of American life, it's San Francisco liberal Barbara Boxer.

Richard Durbin, the Senate's number two Democrat, calls Judge Alito's rulings "controversial" and feigns concern about Judge Alito bringing an "extreme" agenda to the Court. Sen. Durbin should know a few things about controversy and extremism, having likened the actions of U.S. troops in the War on Terror to those of the Soviet Gulag.

And Chuck Schumer, Senate Democrats' campaign chief, suggests that a filibuster is more likely because of contrived "new revelations." This from the same Chuck Schumer who never fails to put politics before his obligation as a Judiciary Committee member not to pre-judge a nominee - and who has had to contend with "revelations" that his staff at the DSCC illegally obtained the credit report of a Republican Senate candidate.

Far-left Senators are attacking because they're afraid of judges who interpret the law, and don't invent it. They can't get a majority of Americans to support their extreme agenda, so they want activist judges who will impose that agenda by circumventing the legislative process. Judge Alito's record is just the opposite - studious, respectful of precedent, and committed to the rule of law.

Send your message to Harry Reid - or call him at (202) 224-3542. Tell him to stop the smears against Judge Alito.


Ken Mehlman
Chairman, Republican National Committee

Republican National Committee 310 First Street, SE Washington, DC 20003p: 202.863.8500 f: 202.863.8820 e:

1 comment:

Rosemary said...

Thanks. I get them in my back-up e-mail. lol. I usually forget to look there. It's a hassle to open two programs (MSN and Verison). :)