Saturday, April 19, 2008

President Obama: A Supreme Disaster

Jonah Goldberg's latest column is a reminder as to why every rational America, regardless of politics or political leanings, should be horrified by the idea of Barack Obama as president.

Obama's statements on how he would appoint judges are simply embarrassing. As Goldberg points out:

The Democratic front-runner and former lecturer on constitutional law at the University of Chicago has explained his thinking toward judicial appointments thusly: “We need somebody who’s got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it’s like to be a young teenage mom, the empathy to understand
what it’s like to be poor or African-American or gay or disabled or old - and that’s the criteria by which I’ll be selecting my judges.”

When defending his vote against Justice John Roberts’ confirmation, Obama explained that the standard for a justice must be “one’s deepest values, one’s core concerns, one’s broader perspectives on how the world works, and the depth and breadth of one’s empathy.”

Now that is a pure expression of the principle of judicial

Setting aside the indefensible "What Would A Young Teenage Mom Do?" judicial theory, this maudlin sentiment that legal rulings should be made from the heart is more appropriate for the Lifetime Channel than a presidential campaign. How can any serious legal scholar even consider supporting this nut?