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"Le coeur a ses raisons que la raison ne connait point. French. Pascal. The heart has its reasons, whereof reason knows nothing."— Madeleine L'Engle

Sunday, November 07, 2004

Specter says he won't slow anti-abortion court nominees

CNN.com - Nov 7, 2004:

Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA) is quickly backtracking after the swift Christian-right backlash against his pro-choice comments. Buried in this article, however, is an important truth about the great obstruction the Republicans have been flogging across the country:
"During Bush's first term, Democrats blocked 10 of his judicial nominees to U.S.
Appeals Courts, the nation's second-highest courts. At the same time, the Senate
confirmed 203 of Bush's court appointments."

So nothing less than a blank check decorated by a rubber stamp will do? Shouldn't these facts be discussed in the 1st sentence of media reports on this issue rather than buried in the close? People deserve to have the facts. Clearly we Democrats need figure out how to communicate their message through the so called liberal media.

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