Just in case all of you readers thought that Steanso was just a rabid, mad dog liberal who will support any ridiculous claim or allegation that is made by the left, I offer this as a counterexample:
Let it be known that Steanso definitely does not believe that Judge Roberts actually supports terrorist action on the part of anti-abortion activists. The people over there at NARAL must've been on crack when they ran this ad, because their attempts to tie him to violent anti-abortion extremists appears to not only be patently untrue, but it undermines other, much more legitimate arguments whcih need to be made on behalf of the pro-choice movement (such as the fact that Roberts has indicated that he may very well want to overturn Roe v. Wade). When people like NARAL make these kinds of claims, it only feeds the pervasive conservative belief that liberals are a bunch of rabid, illogical fanatics who will resort to any kind of smear campaign in order to advance their goals. Steanso is here to say that most liberals are smarter than that. Rabid, illogical smear campaigns should be left to the people who do them best. Like Carl Rove.
Anyway, despite the amount of fun that you can have while doing it, unsupportable fanaticism doesn't do a whole lot to advance the cause.
And here's another thing that may make people think I'm going soft. I'm not sure that Roberts is going to be such a terrible choice for Supreme Court. This staement will undoubtedly come back to haunt me, but given the fact that there is DEFINITELY going to be a conservative appointed to the court under Bush's watch, maybe Roberts isn't the worst of the bunch. I mean, given some of Bush's other appointments (e.g., Bolton for U.N. ambassador and Alberto Gonzales for Attorney General), I think that maybe the pick for Supreme Court could have been a lot worse. Of course, like I said, this claim will probably come back to haunt me, but let's face it, we're going to end up with a conservative, so let's just hope for someone who's fairly moderate and willing to be reasonable when interpreting the constitution. That's the best we can hope for, kids.
It's the weekend, and I'm kicking it off by going to pick up Crackbass's law mower from the repair shop. Kickass.