Skip to comments.Reid claims O'Connor had no previous judicial experience
Posted on 05/12/2010 10:52:27 AM PDT by Fred
In a recent Senate floor speech, Democratic Leader Harry Reid likened Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan to another woman who sat on the court, Sandra Day O'Connor.
"One of my favorite Supreme Court Justices in recent years has been Sandra Day OConnor, not because shes a Republican, but because she was a good judge. I think one reason she was a good judge is she had no judicial experience," Reid said on May 11, 2010.
He pointed out that O'Connor served in the Arizona state legislature, giving her a different perspective on legal matters.
"I think Solicitor General Kagan will bring a lot of those same views ... to the bench. That is, she has fresh ideas, she's been out in the real world recently," Reid said.
Indeed, before taking a role in Obama's administration, Kagan was the dean of Harvard Law School, a law professor and an advisor to former President Bill Clinton. Prior to that, she served as a clerk for Judge Abner Mikva of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and Justice Thurgood Marshall of the U.S. Supreme Court. But Kagan has never been a judge, something her critics are quick to point out.
O'Connor, who retired from the court 2005, also had a variety of jobs, serving as Deputy County Attorney of San Mateo County, California, and as an Arizona state senator.
But unlike Kagan, O'Connor had been a judge.
In 1975, O'Connor was elected a judge of the Maricopa County Superior Court, where she served until 1979, when she was appointed to the Arizona Court of Appeals, according to her biography on the U.S. Supreme Court Web site. In 1981, President Ronald Reagan nominated O'Connor to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court.
We asked Reid's spokesman, Jim Manley, if we were missing something, and he wrote that Reid had simply misspoken.
So, O'Connor had six years of judicial experience before she was nominated for a seat on the highest court. We find Reid's claim to be False.
The rats are colossal liars.
Reid is found a liar and that surprises anybody?
Is he a liar or an idiot. Or better yet, and idiotic liar?
I think he is SENILE.
Rule #1...It isn’t a lie as long as a Democrat said it. He only “misspoke”.
reid could play the lead in Dumb and Dumber...
“I think one reason she was a good judge is she had no judicial experience”
Huh? It might be true of, say, Senators that no prior experience is a plus, or at least a push. But judging actually require competence. It’s not like judges can have other people write their opinions for them and vote on cases without ever reading anything.
“Its not like judges can have other people write their opinions for them and vote on cases without ever reading anything.”
Actually, they probably could, but people wouldn’t let it slide as easily.
What is wrong with Reid? There is no enough broadband in all of FR for us to discuss that. But if we wanted to try, we could codify some statements so we could just reference them by number. For example, 1 is “He is really stupid liar.” 2 could be, “His idiocy is acting up again.” 3 could be, “He’s morally corrupt, and he’s on the take.” And so on and so forth.
Lying. It's what the Dems do. It's in their DNA.
In my many decades, I've known quite a few pathological and compulsive liars. Among their differences, they all shared one identical trait. They were miserable.
Chronic liars are the unhappiest people on the earth (and they do love to spread their misery.)
Misspoken, my buttocks. He lied.
The SCOTUS is all Harvard and Yale.
He’d lie even if the truth sounded better...
And look how well that turned out.
That's what I'm thinking. Phacker probably really didn't know.
The rats are used to not having anyone check on their claims so they have no problem making outrageous ones to fit their particular situation.
With the availability of the “new media” the Left has been put in a very bad position of having to tell the truth or pay the price. We all know Democrats could never get elected if they actually ran on what they believed, hence their ever ongoing lies.
I'd call Reid an idiot but that wouldn't be fair to idiots.
I recall the media FIRESTORM when Dan Quayle followed a teacher's explicit (if erroneous) spelling of 'potatoe' in a 6th grade spelling bee. In very recent memory I have seen the Senate Majority Leader make error after error from mis-voting on the (anti)Health Bill to things like this yet our compliant, complacent, conniving & cooperative MSM barely goes beyond the obligatory mention and "moving on ..." motions. Biased POS on both sides of this story's reporting!