May 30, 2009

If Dems claim to care about minorities, they are lying...

When you hear Leftists gushing about Sotomayor's rise from poverty to the Supreme Court, just remember how another Hispanic was treated by those frauds...

When Democrats derailed a GOP Latino nominee | Washington Examiner:

...It was precisely the fact that Estrada was Hispanic that made Democrats and their activist allies want to kill his nomination. They were determined to deny a Republican White House credit, political and otherwise, for putting a first-rate Hispanic nominee on the bench.

Durbin and his colleagues did as they were instructed. But they had nothing with which to kill the nomination -- no outrageous statement by Estrada, no ethical lapse, no nothing. What to do?

They brainstormed. Estrada had once worked in the Justice Department's Office of Solicitor General, right? (Appointed under the first President Bush, Estrada stayed to serve several years under Clinton.) That office decides which cases the government will pursue in the Supreme Court, right? And that process involves confidential legal memoranda, right?  Well, why don't we suggest that there might be something damaging in those memos -- we have no idea whether there is or not -- and demand that they be made public?

Durbin and his colleagues knew the Bush Justice Department would insist the internal legal memos remain confidential, as they always had been. It wasn't just the Bush Administration that thought releasing the documents was a terrible idea; all seven living former Solicitors General, Republican and Democrat, wrote a letter to Judiciary Committee chairman Patrick Leahy begging him to back off.

But the Democrats didn't back off. They had a new, very serious question to ask: What is Miguel Estrada hiding?...

It was a classic dirty trick. Of course those confidential memos can't be released. The department lawyers must be able to thrash out the messy decisions of who to prosecute. Prosecutors never have the resources to go after everybody who deserves it--so they must discriminate. And if the memos were released, they could be used in trials or political attacks. It's sort of like demanding that a priest tell what Mr Estrada, or anyone, said in the confessional, and then, when he refuses, saying: "Ah HA! He's hiding something!"

If I were a Democrat I'd hang my head in shame at such vileness. But then, if I were capable of feeling shame I wouldn't be a Democrat in the first place!

Posted by John Weidner at May 30, 2009 8:22 AM
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