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  •  De mortuis nil nisi bonum (2+ / 0-)
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    SilentBrook, Jimdotz

    and all that.....

    BUT:

    In my considered opinion (unchanged for 35 years) the nation dodged a seriously dangerous bullet when Robert Bork's SCOTUS nomination was defeated. However much conservatives have spent all this intervening time whining about the evil effects of "borking", and the supposed disgrace of "putting ideology over ability", the fact remains that Judge Bork brought his own defeat on himself, by making it abundantly clear that his rigid ideology would inflexibly rule his legal decision-making.
    And that, more than the whining gripes of "politics of personal destruction" (i.e. right-speak for "Ted Kennedy was correct") was what sank his nomination. To everyone's benefit....

    RIP

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