Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Judge Week

Apparently Senator Bill Frist is determined to bring judges to the floor this week. Senate Democrats are expected to filibuster, and Frist is expected to inoke the nuclear/constitutional/crybaby option in order to stop them. So Conservatives columnists are taking one last whack at the argument that President Bush should get everything he wants.

David Limbaugh has the story (ripped off from Bob Novak) on "a California political consulting firm [that] requested the financial records of U.S. Appeals Court Judge Edith Jones and 29 other "appellate judges in all but one of the country's judicial circuits, including nine widely mentioned Supreme Court possibilities." According to Novak, such a mass request for disclosure by federal judges is unprecedented." Yeah requesting financial records. That's pretty sinister.

But wait, there's more. Apparently Harry Reid (who once again proves that Democrats can put up anybody for high office and Republicans will despise him) is connected to this agency. And Limbaugh thinks they might do more than look at financial records. What an invasion of privacy. They might be spying on them 24/7. They might have placed secret bugs inside of each judge to record every word they say. They might be using specialists from Professor Xaviers School for Gifted Children to ferret out their very thoughts, pulling out every dark emotion or thought. Think about that? I mean, Limbaugh presents no proof that any more than records fishing is going on, but think of the possibilities.

Anyway look for a lot of talk on judges this week.

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