SUPREME COURT...YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW
According to Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the rhetoric of the Republicrats theocracy, when it comes to the judiciary enforcing the law versus doing what the Tom DeLay cartel wants, well, they really shouldn't be doing that:
From Americablog http://www.americablog.org/
Sounds like she's running scared. Well, I would be too, if Congress is virtually sanctioning violence, and contract hits on judges (espically in light of the fact that Florida judge George Greer was kicked out of his church and threatened for his ruling in Terri Schiavo's case, and an Illinois judge's husband and mother were killed by wingnut jobs whose leader's case she presided over) for not ruling they way THEY want.
Excuse me, but as I recall (with help from Vincent Bugliosi) the Supreme Court decided that George W. Bush was the winner of the 2000 election. And, as I recall, O'Connor was the swing vote. Wasn't she rumored to have been overheard at a party during the election, when it couldn't be determined: "Oh, no, if Gore gets in...I have to stick around..." or something to that effect?
You sought a reason to give George Bush the White House, despite having no legal precedent in doing so, not to mention usurping Congress' responsibility in determining who would become President in the event of a dispute. Well, you got what you wanted. Your ruling guaranteed that a theocratic despot got the highest office in the land, with your blessing. Your ruling guaranteed that the minute you displeased GeeDubya and Congress, you would have to answer for it.
Well, guess what? Satan called. He wants his money for that favor he did for you (calling the 2000 election). If you had rejected the court case, Congress would have settled the matter; we would have a democracy that you're now howling about, and still have the respect of our foreign bretheren.And what you wanted has resulted in reaping what you've sown. Now live with it, since you consigned the entire country to do so. Even if that means you have to walk around with armed bodyguards and bullet-proof vests. If you ever wondered if Congress has any respect for you as the judiciary, you now have your answer.
Meanwhile, Bill Frist is salivating over how soon he can complete the consummation of his marriage to the religious whackjobs who want to replace you and anyone else on the bench that refused to hear that Schiavo case. At last count, James Dobson of Focus on the Family (I wish he'd Focus on his own Family and leave mine's alone) wants to impeach you and five of your bretheren along with you.
So much for democracy. You can yakk all you want, but the bottom line is, well, the Supreme Court doesn't have a bottom line anymore...as a matter of fact, it was killed on December 13, 2000 - the day democracy DIED.