Rachel Maddow had to bring Tucker Carlson back to earth on the issue of President Bush's anti-abortion judge appointments and the notion that Bush has no litmus test determining judicial nominees. ( Bush denies he has one.) (At least Kerry was perfectly clear about his feelings.)
Carlson:...There's only one issue that Democrats are interested in, and that's protecting Roe v. Wade. And I think it's totally legitimate, and in fact laudable, if the president were to come out and say, You know what? Roe v. Wade is bad law. I'm not nominating anyone who is for it, period.
MADDOW: If you flip a coin ten times and it comes out heads every time, do you start to think the coin is loaded? If you flip a coin 50 timesif you flip a coin 100 times, it's heads every time? How about if you flip a coin...
CARLSON: It should be loaded. It should be loaded.
MADDOW: Bush has appointed more than 200 judges in his term. Not a single one is pro-choice. If you tell me he doesn't have a litmus test...
GASPARINO thinks the president should lie about it, well not really lie...just a little spinning of the truth. Rachell is doing a great job on the show and a good reason to tune in even when the game is always stacked two against her.
As John Cole says :It is pretty silly to pretend there is no litmus test for judges, when both sides clearly have them. It is even sillier for the press to play along, as they appear to have.