On Supreme Court nominations

Sauce for the goose:

We should not confirm any Bush nominee to the Supreme Court except in extraordinary circumstances. They must prove by actions not words that they are in the mainstream rather than we have to prove that they are not . . .

This is just a prologue considering the constitutional harm and dramatic departures that are in store if those few are joined by one more ideological ally. We have to, in my judgment, stick by the precepts that I’ve elaborated. I will do everything in my power to prevent one more ideological ally from joining Roberts and Alito on the court.

— Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), June 2007

National Review changed the names to deliver up the argument with which to deny 0bama yet another Supreme Court pick…one potentially far more catastrophic than the two he’s had so far.  (Never mind that no president has ever gotten to name new justices this late in his term.)