26 Nov 2003 Do You Like Miguel? Check Yes or No
An observation by NCPPR executive director David W. Almasi:
Remember the silly notes you passed back and forth in grade school, particularly about the opposite sex? Like a ballot, you’d respond to your friends’ questions about who you liked and who you didn’t and hope the teacher didn’t intercept the notes and read them to the entire class.
While most people left this practice behind when them graduated from middle school, a version of it still apparently continues in Senator Ted Kennedy’s office. And now the entire nation gets to read the notes. The leak of staff memos shows that, when his staff makes recommendations to him, they leave boxes at the end for him to check off his decision.
But don’t just look for the silly boxes, read the memos.
The memos show how liberal special interests such as People for the American Way, the NAACP and the National Organization for Women appear to have run the schedule and direction in which Democratic staff of the Judiciary Committee operated with regard to Bush Administration judicial nominees during the years they were in the majority. They also imply that the NAACP may have sidelined a judicial hearing in order to ensure the NAACP the outcome they sought in the University of Michigan affirmative action case — a decision in favor or racial preferences that was largely reaffirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court last summer. (Their logic was wrong, but the deceit is still reprehensible.)