Wednesday, July 27, 2005

In a new Quinnipiac poll, Bush's approval numbers are down to 41%, the lowest of his Presidency, compared to 44% 2 months ago. If only the election could be this November, instead of last. Other interesting findings (via DKos):
American voters support the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v Wade decision 65 - 30 percent, the highest level of support in two years of national polls by the independent Quinnipiac University.
and this:
By a 61 - 32 percent margin, American voters say U.S. Supreme Court nominee John Roberts should publicly state his position on abortion, but voters are divided on whether the Senate should refuse to confirm Roberts if he doesn't speak up, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today. While 43 percent say the Senate would be justified in voting against Roberts if he doesn't explain his position, 47 percent say the Senate would not be justified.
Of course, this won't happen. I'm guessing 80+ Senators will vote for him, to not look like obstructionists, despite the smoking gun evidence that Roberts has had bona fide conservative activist intentions in his legal work.
Roberts presented a defense of bills in Congress that would have stripped the Supreme Court of jurisdiction over abortion, busing and school prayer cases; he argued for a narrow interpretation of Title IX, the landmark law that bars sex discrimination in intercollegiate athletic programs; and he even counseled his boss on how to tell the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s widow that the administration was cutting off federal funding for the Atlanta center that bears his name.
He should have the nerve to argue these things before the committee. He would still probably get confirmed, plus not look like such the truth-hiding weasel.

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