03 Oct 2005 Leftie Latinos Vy for Quota Slots
This is what happens when you play diversity politics (from the AP):
President Bush’s decision to make White House counsel Harriet Miers his second Supreme Court nominee upset Hispanic groups that had hoped to see the nation’s first Hispanic Supreme Court justice.”President Bush has again ignored highly qualified Latino judges, attorneys and law professors who could serve the nation ably on the United States Supreme Court,” said Ann Marie Tallman, executive director of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, after Miers’ nomination was announced Monday…
“The failure of this administration to nominate a Hispanic judge to the Supreme Court is a slap in the face to all those highly qualified Hispanic judges that dutifully serve on our federal courts across the nation,” said Raul Yzaguirre, former president of the National Council of La Raza. “Our community continues to contribute to the greatness of this nation and yet, we are ignored for a vital role on our third branch of governance.”
When you play interest-group politics, no one is happy, and no one wins.