The woman is distraught over loss of son and unable to think rationally. To wit, she now defiles and brings shame to her son who unselfishly gave his life in defense of his nation's causes, a very noble act. Rather than taking pride in her son's brave acts, she has chosen to defile her own son? That is an act of insanity or an unchanneled desire for revenge. She needs to seek psychiatric assistance quickly(IMO).
The big problem with what you are stating is that the Senators are subject to questioning by the people who run against them at election time. They have to go through all kinds of criticism etc. every six years. The person appointed to the Supreme Court is there for the rest of his or her life unless he or she decides to retire.
Sorry I did say that, because not all of them were 'consenting' adults, at least according to the charges filed against him over the years. I am not female, but my guess is that unwanted advances of any kind are not typically considered 'consenting.'
I did say that Gore was/is an idiot and I stick by that opinion.
�I was stating that since the appointments are made for life, people in or out of office have a right to question those appointments."
Did you sleep though the Judicial Committee hearings and the Senate debate? Did you not know that the good Judge met privately with many Senators prior to those hearings and in some cases responded to that Senator's written questions?
He was questioned and subject to hours and hours of boring speech making to get this job. Would many of us put up with the crap we witnessed during these hearings?
The Committee and the Senate took an opportunity to ask all the pertinent questions they could imagine and squandered it to get their face on TV and to make speeches that often had little to do with the candidate for the Court.
I am not the judge of whether he is a good judge, or the right judge for the job. That was the responsibility of the Judicial Committee and the Senate and that you seem to think they didn�t do their job is almost as humorous as the fact that they didn�t do it very well, and yet they voted him office.
Our government at work.
This might have been fun....
Wouldn't you like to see Judge Alito and Chief Justice Roberts questioning the Democrat Senators to determine their qualifications
for Public office?
Just imagine matching the IQs of the Senators and the Judges!
The questions might go like this.............................
Judge Alito (JA): "Senator Kennedy, I see from your official resume that you attended Harvard University..."
Senator Kennedy (SK): "Yes, your honor, I certainly did."
JA: "Did you graduate?"
SK: "Your honor, I respectfully ask that you not pry into my personal life..."
JA: "Is it not true that you were expelled from Harvard for violating the honor code, to wit, you hired someone to take an exam for you?"
SK: "Mr. Chairman, I want to go on record that I disagree with this line of questioning. I ask the chair to order the Judge from asking
questions about my private matters.."
Senator Specter, Chairman of the Judiciary Committee: "Answer the Judge's questions. He answered all of yours.."
JA: "Senator Kennedy, we have on hand a transcript of the session of the university's honor council attesting to your fraudulent examination and subsequent expulsion from the university..."
SK: "I have had all I can take of this line of unreasonable questioning. I am going to ask Al Gore how he managed to keep his early departure from Vanderbilt University Divinity School away from the eyes of you religious nuts..."
JA: "Wait, Senator Kennedy, I want to ask you about the 26 phone calls you made from a motel room the night Mary Jo Kopecne drowned
in your car at Chappaquidik, when you said you were asleep all night..." [ Kennedy flees the hearing room ]
Senator Specter: "Chief Justice Roberts [CJR] will now interrogate Senator Biden [SB}, Democrat of Delaware..."
CJR: "Senator Biden, is it not true that you were expelled from law school for plagiarizing another student's work?"
SB: "Wait, Ted, I am going with you..." [ Biden flees the hearing room ]
Senator Specter: "Judge Alito will now interrogate Senator Feinstein, Democrat of California..."
JA: "Senator Feinstein [SF], why did you vote for the former Grand Kleagle of the Ku Klux Klan of West Virginia [Robert Byrd] to be the
Democrat Senate Majority Leader in 1986, 1988, 1990, and 1992?"
SF: "Wait, boys, I am going with you..." [Feinstein flees the hearing room ] [ end of hearing ]
I have tried to respond to your message twice and Yahoo does not post it. I did not state anything that created profanity or that was even insulting about Republicans. I don't know what the problem is.
I tried to respond before but for some reason Yahoo did not post my response. I will try again. This is basically what I wrote -
There you go again. I never said that Democrats never tried to stack the courts. I was stating that since the appointments are made for life, people in or out of office have a right to question those appointments.
As far as Laura Bush is concerned, I wrote in the past that Laura's father owned a company that built housing complexes and he had a lot of money and prestige in that area where they lived.