Monday, October 06, 2008

Supreme Decision

Behind the blather about William Ayers by Republicans and the resurrection of the Keating Five by Democrats, the start of the Supreme Court's new term today is a reminder of the high stakes in the presidential election.

In eight years, with the appointments of Samuel Alito and John Roberts, the Bush Administration has brought the Court within one death or retirement of a majority that would reverse Roe v Wade and who-knows-how-many other decisions that advanced individual rights and protections in the second half of the 20th century.

Those who love shooting moose from helicopters and firing automatic weapons at squirrels in their back yards after midnight are well-advised to vote McCain-Palin. The rest of us will go for the other guys, including Joe Biden who, during a primary debate, told a gun nut who called his weapon "Baby" that he needed mental help.

If Sarah Palin ever gets to picking members of the Supreme Court, so will we all.

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