Skip to comments.Roberts' presentation fails senator's abortion test
Posted on 09/22/2005 10:13:47 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher
In the end, it all came down to the issue of abortion for Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the California Democrat who yesterday voted against federal Judge John G. Roberts Jr.'s nomination to be chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
"I'm the only woman on this committee and when I started, I said that was going to be my bar," she told colleagues on the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday. "And he didn't cross my bar."
Mrs. Feinstein is usually among the first from her caucus to buck party loyalty and vote for a Republican nominee, but yesterday she refused even as three of her more liberal colleagues backed Judge Roberts.
Even before last week's hearings, Mrs. Feinstein had made no secret that she would likely oppose the Roberts nomination if she determined that he would overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court case that made abortion a constitutional right.
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The woman has blood dripping from her hands!
I'm in agreement with and support abortion --- when it's all about aborting a Liberal's Political Career.
But she didn't say she voted against him because she became convinced he would vote against abortion. Even Leahy said he couldn't determine that from Robert's answers.
She said she voted against him because he wouldn't open up to her like a "son" on answering end of life questions.
Which is dumb. And leads me to the conclusion she had to search for a silly reason to justify her no vote.
(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
From the article - why she voted against him:
"I asked him about the end-of-life decisions, clearly decisions that are gut-wrenching, difficult and extremely personal," she said yesterday. "Rather than talking to me as a son, a husband, a father -- which I specifically requested he do -- he gave a very detached response."
What does this silly woman expect from a judge? They are SUPPOSED to be detached, and apply the law.
Also, she felt that meeting people at his son's soccer games was " a very narrow slice of life".
Liberal *FEEL*. Never think.
So, I am not surprised that these damn liberals want Judges to use their emotion. Hell with the law.
What a bunch of loonies.
I suppose it would be too much to require that she actually understand this process, eh?
BUSH doesn't even deserve to be Nominating Anybody, I mean, didn't he lose the election in 2000...didn't the USSC appointed him to the office? and he didn't win in 2004 either... /SARCASM OFF
What Mrs. Feinstein wanted was for Roberts to open up to her and tell his real feelings , to open his heart and say something she could have printed all over the media condemning him. He was too smart for her, the trick didnt work.
Fineswine would not be happy unless a candidate promised to require abortions for all republicans.