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President Needs Strategy for Judicial Nominees

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Monday, May 14, 2001

President Needs Strategy for Judicial Nominees

When President Reagan nominated Robert Bork to the Supreme Court, his White House failed to anticipate what the opposition would do and Bork was "borked." Liberal interest groups, such as "People for the American way," and liberal senators portrayed Bork as an evil man, who would force women to back alleys where they would die from self-performed abortions done with rusty coat hangers.

President Bush has nominated a number of judges to the federal bench. Even before they were named, liberals launched an attack. Since they were named, they've stepped up their assault. Never mind that some of the nominees were selected by President Clinton and that some are black, Hispanic and female, who are favored by liberals. Some are also conservatives and liberals are again showing that ideology, not character, or experience, or knowledge, matter most.

This White House and conservative groups had better have a strategy for getting these judges confirmed, or they'll get run over by the liberal freight train.