Gee, I wonder why GW Bush isn't doing too great with black voters? This, which comes off www.mediawhoresonline.com, might have something to do with it.
"A day after facing humiliating protests while visiting Martin Luther King's grave for a photo op on the way to a $2000-a-plate fundraiser, the Unelected Fraud has installed a cross-burning advocate to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
In the case, two men and a juvenile had burned an eight-foot cross on the lawn of an interracial couple with a young child...
Specifically, questioning by Senator Edwards revealed that Pickering had threatened to order a new trial in the case (even though the time for such an order had expired and Pickering had no authority to order it on his own motion), ordered Justice Department lawyers to take his complaints about the proposed sentence personally to the Attorney General, and initiated an ex parte communication with a high-ranking Justice Department official to complain about the case. A Justice Department letter released after the hearing revealed a series of "off-the-record" efforts by Pickering to pursue his complaints, including a direct phone call by him to the home of one prosecutor the day after New Years' Day, 1995. Senator Edwards expressed serious concern that Judge Pickering had violated Rule 3.A.4 of the Code of Conduct for U.S. Judges, which specifically forbids ex parte contacts between a judge and attorneys for one side of a case about that case...
Senator Durbin was concerned about the extreme lengths to which Pickering went to assist the defendant to obtain reduced punishment for conduct - the cross-burning -- that Pickering at one point called a "drunken prank."
OK, folks, I've pulled a few drunken pranks in my time, but I missed the one where I burned a cross on the lawn of an interracial couple with a child. To any of my Republican friends who are reading this: this is your President and I hope your proud of the judges he's appointing.
Posted by brettdavey at 9:09 AM EST