Monday, March 05, 2007

Rudy Likes Janice Rogers Brown--Well Whaddaya Know!

From ABC Blogs, Jan Crawford Greenburg offers an interview with Ted Olson, who is heading up Rudy Giuliani’s “Judicial Advisory Council”. Olson offers more of the same assurances that Rudy luuuuuvs Scalia, Thomas, Roberts and Alito. Then Crawford offers this little gem:

How’s this for a litmus test: Would Rudy Giuliani nominate someone like Janice Rogers Brown—a staunch conservative, beloved by many on the Right and reviled by those on the Left?

Olson didn’t hesitate.

“Yes,” he said. “I think he’d be impressed with her whole life story, her talent, her education--the way she pulled herself up from a very modest beginning, the inspiration her life would give to people—on top of her talent.”

But would he be willing to wage the fight a Brown nomination would provoke?

“Absolutely,” Olson said. “Rudy has never walked away from a fight.”


Yes, we pro-life conservatives like Janice Rogers Brown, but we have more substantive reasons than her compelling “life story”. Focusing on shallow considerations is how we almost ended up with the “pioneer woman” Harriet Miers.

We want a Republican presidential candidate who not only shares our reasons for liking someone like JRB, but makes those substantive reasons (not some vague reluctance to “walk away from a fight”) the foundation upon which he wages the fight for her nomination.

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