LA Times (reg req) Just days after a bitterly divided Senate committee voted along party lines to approve her nomination as a federal appellate court
April 25, 2005

LA Times (reg req)

Just days after a bitterly divided Senate committee voted along party lines to approve her nomination as a federal appellate court judge, California Supreme Court Justice Janice Rogers Brown told an audience Sunday that people of faith were embroiled in a "war" against secular humanists who threatened to divorce America from its religious roots, according to a newspaper account of the speech... read on

I like this remark because the Republican Noise Machine can't pin this on the media: "I don't have a speechwriter," she said. "I do these myself. And it speaks for itself."

Steves says: So, let’s put this in context. Bush has nominated a person to serve on the second highest court in the nation that believes FDR was a socialist, that minimum-wage regulations should be outlawed, that the New Deal was a “socialist revolution,” and that Social Security should be equated with “cannibalism.”

Then, to top things off during the fight over her nomination, she describes herself as a combatant in a religious war against non-believers. Brown is Phyllis Schlafly in a judicial robe. Her nomination sounds more like some kind of bizarre joke than a serious move to fill an appellate court vacancy.

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