Candidate for A Job As Supreme Court Justice *
Is he or isn't he--seeking confirmation as a justice of the Supreme Court ? Of course, he is. Therefore, his attempts to back away from his outright and clear position on abortion 20 years ago are not credible. Harold Meyerson
, in his column "Alito's Smoking Gun
" in the Washington Post
quotes from Judge Alito's memo (application for a job) in 1985 to Regan's attorney general Ed Meese: "The Constitution does not protect a right to an abortion."
Leaves no doubt, does it. After the Harriet Miers fiasco, one would be dumb to expect the president to nominate a candidate who would not receive approval of conservative Christians. Judge Alito is not naive but he is acting like one by trying to defend his 1985 statement, that he wrote it because he wanted a job. His declared position on women's right to choose is just one of the issues that raise a red flag but I would have respect for him if he stood up to his principles.*****