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Sunday, November 04, 2007

Republican in Democratic Clothing Watch

Senator Feinstein recently voted to move Judge Leslie Southwick's nomination to the 5th Circuit US Court of Appeals out of committee and onto the Senate floor. Ms. Feinstein cast the deciding vote and was immediately saluted by numerous Republicans for her "aye" vote. In 2001, Mr. Southwick ruled that it was appropriate to strip a lesbian mother of her child, implying that homosexuality is choice and stating that had the mother made a different "choice", she might have kept her child. That's really what we need in our appeals court system: more Republican appointees with a bent for homophobia and racism. Shame on you, Leslie Southwick, and shame on you, Dianne Feinstein!

Not that she cares a rat's ass for what I believe is important, but here's what I wrote to her:

Dear Senator Feinstein:

I am extremely disappointed in your vote to move Judge Leslie Southwick's nomination out of committee and onto the floor of the Senate for a confirmation vote. Mr. Southwick's prior rulings indicate that he is both a homophobe and a racist. The fact that you would support President Bush's nomination of a person like that defies belief. You ought to be ashamed.

John Locke


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