• Nominations Expert John McCain Will Vote No on Sonia Sotomayor

    john-mccain-pointingSince bipartisan cooperation is the only reason John McCain wakes up in one of his many houses each morning, the good senator from Arizona spent the weekend bitching about the Democrats' health care proposals, on television. But a crisis loomed in Washington!

    So John McCain suspended his campaign for bipartisanship and raced back to the Senate to say that he, for one, will not stand for any wise Latinas sneaking into the Supreme Court of the United States (of AMERICA)…

    Senator John McCain announced Monday that he will not vote for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor to be confirmed later this week. [...] "I cannot support activist judges that seek to legislate from the bench," he said. "Judicial activism demonstrates a lack of respect for the popular will that is at fundamental odds with our republican system of government."

    "Regardless of one's success in academics and in government service, an individual who does not appreciate the common sense limitations on judicial power in our democratic system of government ultimately lacks a key qualification for a lifetime appointment to the bench," McCain said.

    Talk radio "activist judges" talking points aside, maybe that's McCain's problem with Sotomayor right there, the whole "success in academics and in government service" bit.

    Because as we all know, he prefers to nominate people who don't do things like that.

    Tags: Bipartisanship, Health Care, John McCain, Senate, Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court


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