Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Kennedy VS. Alito

I found it rather amusing that both Good Ol' Teddy Kennedy and Jack Dujack called Samuel Alito a "racist" in the midst of confirmation hearings. Amusing on a few different levels...

One, of course, being that there is an actual racist and former Grand Klegal of the Klu Klux Klan in a top Democratic leadership position in the Senate...

And two, maybe a lesser known fact than Robbie Byrd's lynching past, is the fact that beloved democratic president, FDR, nominated a known KKK member to the SUPREME COURT.
FDR's first nominee, Hugo Black (a "liberal" by the way), was not only a former Klan member but served as their attorney:

"FDR appointed to the Supreme Court, and he was confirmed, Hugo Black, a known member of the Ku Klux Klan -- and he was their lawyer as well. Senator William Henry King, Democrat, Utah, at the time, quote: "Having been a member of the Klan would not disqualify a man from becoming a member of the Supreme Court." Senator Marvel Logan, Democrat, Kentucky: "While I am quite sure that Justice Black is not a member of the Ku Klux Klan, what would we do if he were? I've never heard of any justice being required to resign because of affiliations with any organization he may have chanced to join." All these comments and more from the New York Times, September 14th, 1937." (source)

Re-read those quotes please..."Having been a member of the Klan would not disqualify a man from becoming a member of the Supreme Court." Yeah? Can you imagine if Bush nominated David Duke? Forget the nomination, what if Bush said either of those things about a nomination...

Truly, I'm at a loss.

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