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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

O'CONNOR'S CORONATION: "The president should nominate a consensus justice in the mold of moderate Sanra Day O'Connor." For over a month, this has been the main talking point of the forces committed to moving Bush's Supreme Court selection process to the left, which the left is pleased to call the "mainstream." O'Connor hasn't always pleased conservatives — especially on affirmative action and abortion — but she has clearly been with the conservative block on most issues. The left's willingness to cite O'Connor as the perfect judicial model is more evidence that the American mainstream has moved decidedly right (or more accurately, away from the cultural left) in recent years.