And the horses are fast out of the gate. First, our friend John Fund has a report in the Wall Street Journal that is sure to shiver a lot of liberal timbers. According to John’s piece, two days after President Bush nominated Miers, Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht and Dallas US District Judge Ed Kinkeade — sitting judges both — assured a group of religious conservative activists that Miers would overturn Roe v. Wade.
Here’s the money quote from Fund’s piece:
“Dr. Dobson says he was surprised to learn that Messrs. Hecht and Kinkeade were joining the Arlington Group call. He was asked to introduce them, which he considered awkward, given that he’d never spoken to the former and only once to the latter. He introduced them, nonetheless, by saying, “Karl Rove suggested that we talk with these gentlemen because they can confirm specific reasons why Harriet Miers might be a better candidate than some of us think.”
“What followed was a free-wheeling discussion about many topics, including same-sex marriage. Justice Hecht said he’d never discussed that issue with Ms. Miers. Then an unidentified voice asked the two men, “Based on your personal knowledge of her, if she had the opportunity, do you believe she would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade?” “Absolutely,” said Judge Kinkeade. “I agree with that,” said Justice Hecht. “I concur.”
NARAL, NOW and PFAW will, after all, get to spend all that tv ad money they raised to sink Chief Justice Roberts.
And it’s not even 8:30 am yet. Stand by.