Wednesday, May 25, 2005

A New Coalition

Of which there may be value in being part of, such as it were. My response to the judicial nomination thing was a resounding ho-hum. I wrote about it before, briefly, on the old site, and had been more interested in other things. There was, after all, a movie to be stood in line for. I was also rather concerned about what blowing through procedural safeguards could do in the long run. Like Al Perlman at the New York Central, I'm building for the future. Or at least that's what I told myself, conveniently leaving out the fact that Perlman's efforts went down in flames in 1970. Something, written for Sir Thomas More and his daughter's suitor by a playwright, came to mind: Roper: So now you'd give the Devil benefit of law! More: Yes. What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil? Roper: I'd cut down every law in England to do that! More: Oh? And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned round on you - where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? This country's planted thick with laws from coast to coast - man's laws, not God's - and if you cut them down - and you're just the man to do it - d'you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? Yes, I'd give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety's sake. Put in ruthless simplicity, I feared what might happen when the Democrats regained their majority in the Senate. What would we, the GOP, do when our people realized that we'd blown away our only hope of keeping someone to the left of Cass Sunstein off the Federal bench? I regard a Democratic renaissance as an inevitable event, despite what Mr. Rove may think; I doubt that our GOP will (or even should be) in power for something like sixty straight years. But that's another post for another time. At any rate, here's something new, and INDC Journal clued me into it: The Coalition of the Chillin', which is, as they put it, "Dedicated to the proposition that the world didn't end on May 23, 2005."
I highly approve. I don't care for John McCain and a lot of the other players in this game, but I'll take the banner of the Chillin'. Tip of the Executor hat to INDC Journal.


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