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Tuesday, May 10, 2005

George Allen Fights for Our Judges

This weekend, George Allen stayed on the offensive against Democrats obstuctionist tactics in the US Senate. A while back, we noted Allen's editorial in the Washington Times calling for Republicans to execute the Constitutional option and allow President Bush's nominees to have a vote on the floor of the Senate.

On Saturday, Senator Allen delivered the Commencement address at Regent University. In his remarks, he referenced the judiciary thusly:
Allen cited as the cornerstone of freedom four tenets of the Virginia Declaration of Rights, the precursor to the Bill of Rights: freedom of religion, freedom of expression, private ownership of property and the rule of law.

Referring to the last, Allen said it was important to have “judges who apply the law, not invent the law.”
On Sunday, Allen took the battle to Fox News Sunday where he faced off against fellow Senator "Chuckles" Schumer. Despite the New Yorker's best efforts to put words in his mouth, Allen continued to rail against the Democrats efforts to hamstring our court system by denying President Bush's nominees an up-or-down vote on the floor of the Senate.

Finally, on a related note, Hugh Hewitt wrote back in February that potential Supreme Court nomination proceedings could give Senator Allen a golden opportunity for national exposure, given that several of the possible successors to the highest court in the land hail from the Old Dominion. Further, it would be a strong signal to the Republican base that Senator Allen is someone who will fight for the causes they care most about. Given Allen's efforts so far, I'd say Mr. Hewitt is right on the money.


Anonymous Paul said...

I don't care what anybody says. Allen has this nomination locked up. LOCKED UP. He's conservative enough to please the base, but affable/goofy/pleasant enough to persuades a few moderates that he won't be a fire breather.

Who else is it going to be? Frist? Ha.

And the moderates are all out of the question.

12:39 PM


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