Monday, January 30, 2006

Senator Lautenberg demonstrates that you don't have to be a mental giant to become a millionaire and buy yourself a Senate seat. Here's Wendy Long's summary of Lautenberg's statement on why he's voting against Alito.
Senator Lautenberg professed shock at Judge Alito's answer when asked if "the right to choose is, quote, settled law."

According to Lautenberg, the answer is "a no brainer. Of course it's settled law. It's been on the books for 33 years!" According to Lautenberg, "you don't have to go to law school to figure that one out!"
Gee, even my 10th graders can name Supreme Court precedents such as Plessy v. Ferguson that were overturned and weren't regarded as "settled law."