Sunday, October 30, 2005

Janice Rogers Brown?



For some reason they're mentioning her at ConfirmThem.com as Bush's big surprise for a SCOTUS nomination.

She'd be terrific. I suspect, however, that the White House will be thinking about confirmability more than about pleasing the base. (Sorry, fellow base members, nothing personal, just reality. Hard as it may be for to to accept, you are not the most important consideration here.) Alito is most confirmable after a fight, Luttig also, after a bigger fight. Brown would produce a political World War III because of her fiesty (although wonderful) public statements.

One thing I am wondering is whether Bush will nominate someone who will not be perceived as an outright reward to the NRO Corner and its fellow-travelers. I do think it's important for Bush not to encourage a repeat of such behavior but I am not sure it's as important as getting the right person confirmed.

Chris Cox, of course, would be ideal. But the White House is not calling me these days for my opinions about such things, so we can't count on that one.

5 Comments:

Blogger George Berryman said...

JRB was my original pick before Oct. 3rd and I hope she's the one. Bush will be basically daring the Left to try to filibuster a black conservative woman right after Rosa Park's death.  Rosa Parks' passing may have been the catalyst on a JRB nomination. 

Posted by George Berryman

Sunday, October 30, 2005 1:59:00 PM  
Anonymous DL said...

This pick would be one hot potato for the libs to handle. Rejection by the libs of JRB would only hurt the left!
It's worth a try and a good way to see if they will filibuster or chicken out. I say the later!
There are plenty of fallback candidates for later. Wouldn't it be a winner if one or two more justices had to be replaced?
 

Posted by DL

Sunday, October 30, 2005 3:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rosa Parks was a conservative?

Yeah, that'll really put the left in a pickle if they try to filibuster JRB so close to the passing of noted "conservative" black woman Rosa Parks, especially considering JRB's confirmation to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals was opposed by the nation’s premier African-American bar association, the National Bar Association; its State counterpart, the California Association of Black Lawyers; the foremost national civil rights organization, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights; and the entire membership of the Congressional Black Caucus, including the Delegate from the District of Columbia, the Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton.

Posted by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Sunday, October 30, 2005 6:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Paul S said...

I think ConfirmThem.com is on to something. Tomorrow, the flags across the country will be ordered lowered to half-staff, honoring Rosa Parks in death for her act of defiance in refusing to give up her seat to a white man. It's hard to imagine the president missing such rich irony. Nominating JRB would be a wonderful metaphor. 

Posted by Paul S

Sunday, October 30, 2005 6:32:00 PM  
Anonymous DL said...

Yeah, that'll really put the left in a pickle if they try to filibuster JRB so close to the passing of noted "conservative" black woman Rosa Parks, especially considering JRB's confirmation to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals was opposed by the nation’s premier African-American bar association, the National Bar Association; its State counterpart, the California Association of Black Lawyers; the foremost national civil rights organization, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights; and the entire membership of the Congressional Black Caucus, including the Delegate from the District of Columbia, the Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton.

Posted by Harriet Beecher Stowe "

HBS
1) All that liberal black resistence hasn't stopped her one bit-elected in (liberal)California;
2) Her nomination ,if mishandle by the dems, could swing 5% of the black vote-that'll do it!
3) She's extremely qualified, and understands that there is a correct way to alter the Constitution, by amendment.
4) The soccer moms and non-radical females might not appreciate any borking of this (to use your word) premire woman justice.
4) The positioning suggests she is the candidate that will bring out the troops which will threaten the RINOs and "purple" state Senators, to play nice.

It will be fun.

"Trackback (0) Rosa Parks was a conservative?"

He (GB) didn't say that-read it again.
 

Posted by DL

Monday, October 31, 2005 2:14:00 AM  

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