Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Pot calling the kettle black

Yesterday, John McCain spoke briefly at a National Sheriffs' Association meeting in Indianapolis. In his speech, McCain addressed the recent Supreme Court ruling that struck down a Louisiana law allowing capital punishment for people who rape children under the age of 12.

The 5-4 decision was a blow to the Louisiana Supreme Court, which supported the execution of Patrick Kennedy, who was convicted of raping his 8-year-old stepdaughter.

McCain warned that if Barack Obama were to become president, his Supreme Court nominees would produce more decisions like the child rapist ruling.

McCain did acknowledge that Democrat Barack Obama had also disagreed with the court's decision. However, he hammered at a statement made by Obama mentioning that he considered Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and David Souter to be sensible judges.

Here is the tidbit that John Boy conveniently left out of his speech.

John McCain himself voted to confirm four of the five who voted in the majority. The fifth judge was John Paul Stevens, and the only reason he did not vote to appoint him was that McCain was not in the Senate when Justice Stevens was confirmed in 1975.

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