How can anyone, including the Kool-Aid drinkers on the Left, honestly take Howard Dean seriously when he says tripe like this?
“The president and his right-wing Supreme Court think it is ‘okay’ to have the government take your house if they feel like putting a hotel where your house is,” Dean said…
First, the President has not, to my knowledge, commented publicly on the Kelo decision. The only thing I found at the White House site referring to Kelo was when someone asked Press Secretary Scott McClellan about the campaign by a California advertising magnate to acquire Justice Souter’s home in New Hampshire so he can build a hotel on it.
Second, how much dope does one have to grow and smoke in the hills of Vermont to say the current make-up of the Supreme Court is “right-wing”? The dissenters in Kelo were the Court’s acknowledged conservatives, Chief Justice Rehnquist, and Justices Scalia and Thomas. The left’s favorite swing-vote justice, O’Connor, was the fourth dissenter. The justices voting against property rights were all from the left, the same side of the political spectrum Dr. Dean-mento inhabits.
Why is no one in the mainstream media pointing this out? Sorry, sorry, rhetorical question, I realize…posted on July 28, 2005 10:57 PM