To: doug from upland
Not surprisingly, Democrats wholeheartedly agreed. Then-chairman Sen. Joseph Biden told Ginsburg, "You not only have a right to choose what you will answer and not answer, but in my view you should not answer a question of what your view will be on an issue that clearly is going to come before the court in 50 forms probably, over your tenure on the court."
Was Biden plagiarizing someone when he said this? Regardless, the Hatch should repeat this quote over and over and attribute it to Joe Biden every time the C-SPAN cameras are rolling over the next few days.
Fox has run it, and I've been seeing so much of it in print lately (OK -- I don't read the NYT or Boston Globe or anything like that) that it now has its own name: "the Ginsburg rule" (though I've seen it referred to also as "the Ginsburg/Breyer rule" -- I guess Breyer got the same treatment).
It's being widely publicized -- no excuse for any Republican senator (even those with short memories) to be unaware of it.
posted on 07/21/2005 3:30:13 PM PDT
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