2008 John McCain vs. the Supremes
posted by August 18 at 10:28 AMon
As Eli noted, John McCain’s fire breathing performance at this weekend’s Forum on Faith is starting to raise all sorts of questions about his attempts to reform his image from ‘ye of little faith’ to darling of the religious right.
Aside from possibility that he cribbed a transformational life experience from a seminal work by Solzhenitsyn, McCain also wandered into hot water with his answer on who he wouldn’t have appointed to the Supreme Court: Ginsburg, Souter, Breyer, and Stevens. That’s every member to the left of Samuel Alito, sans Justice Kennedy.
The implication? John McCain’s going to have one hell of a litmus test for who he would nominate for the court.
The problem? John McCain voted for the confirmation of Justices Ginsburg, Souter, and Breyer.
You can almost deal with the mendaciousness on Souter—who was foisted on McCain by closet pinko George HW Bush—but it would seem hard to explain how McCain could have had any ideological doubts about which way Breyer and Ginsburg would be voting if confirmed.