Judge Leslie Southwick

We should all be used to President Bush’s nominations.  The majority of his nominees are not fit to be appointed to life long appointments on the bench; Leslie Southwick is no exception.

If you read the White House’s press release on Southwick you would think that he is an astute Judge and a perfect candidate for the Federal Bench.  But we all have learned that you can not take anything this Administration says for face value.

The GOP wonders why they can’t get more black voters to support them, this is one of many examples of why. 

Some say that you can’t judge a person based on a few of their actions, but when it comes to appointed a Federal Judge with a lifetime appointment; it means everything.  Here is only one of many issues people have with Southwick:

In 1998, Southwick joined a ruling in an employment case that upheld the reinstatement, without any punishment whatsoever, of a white state employee who was fired for calling an African American co-worker a “good ole nigger.” The court’s decision effectively ratified a hearing officer’s opinion that the slur was only “somewhat derogatory” and “was in effect calling the individual a ‘teacher’s pet.’” The Mississippi Supreme Court unanimously reversed the decision.

Now you have GOP members Congress like Orin Hatch  defending Southwick on some bootleg notion that Democrats are beating up on southern white males:

Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) has taken to defending what he views as the punching bag of judicial nominations: the Southern white male.

“It’s come down to the point where some Democrats automatically reject a white male from Mississippi,” Hatch said. “They just don’t want to have that seat filled, especially by a male. … If [Southwick] was just average, that is one thing. But he is super-talented.” 

You have to be kidding me….   Do they permit random drug testing on the Hill?  Because I thik hatch is on that new stuff…

No one is against any judge because of the color of skin.  People oppose judges because of the positions they take in court cases.  And if anyone thinks that calling someone a good ole nigger is the equivalent to begin calleda teacher’s pet, does not deserve to sit on any bench!


3 Responses

  1. Once again spot on. Judge Southwick’s nomination is ridiculous, and to a life time appointment. Can you believe Sen. Feinstein had the audacity to say that Judge Southwick wasn’t racist because she spoke to him. Like I said at my blog spot, this Dem. led congress needs just as close a microscope on it as the Republicans.

  2. The Democrats think they own the Black vote! Its time we start to register as Independents. The Democratic party will only advance step and fetch negroes, that are about themselves or sellouts. The party of Abe Lincoln, the Republicans, prostituted themselves for the white southern vote. Its time we write a new chapter in American politics or be swept away by comming tide of the latino vote!

  3. If Leslie Southwick had said that about a Jew! they would have made him, and any politician that supported him, pay a price! Wake up Black People!

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