Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Harry Reid's Confusing Supreme Court Comment

There's been a lot of comments leading up to and since the Alito nomination to the Supreme Court, but none so baffling as this gem for Harry Reid:
"I think the American people can see through this so clearly. The president should come forward with some middle-of-the-road person, somebody that is going to be a good Supreme Court justice, not somebody that's going to be writing the law from the bench," Reid told ABC's "This Week."
Does he really mean this? This is the number one conservative requirement for a nominee. It is the basis for their attempt to overturn Roe v. Wade. More justices with this philosophy mean a reduced scope for the federal government.

Does Reid really want these things? Does he speak for all Democrats? If so, why do both sides talk and act like they are preparing for war?