Dragging Rosa Parks Into The Fight

Monday, October 31, 2005

Senator Chuck Schumer of New York had the audacity to bring the late Rosa Parks into the Supreme Court fight. Speaking before reporters, Schumer went on record as saying he hoped Samuel Alito won't work to reverse all that Parks had gained.

The despicable senator remarked:

Like Rosa Parks, Judge Alito will be able to change history by virtue of where he sits. The real question today is whether Judge Alito would use his seat on the bench, just as Rosa Parks used her seat on the bus, to change history for the better or whether he would use that seat to reverse much of what Rosa Parks and so many others fought so hard and for so long to put in place.

Judge Alito's visit to Rosa Parks this morning was appropriate. His record, as I'm sure Rosa Parks would agree, is much more important.
Instead of making " bus/bench seat" analogies and speaking for the late Rosa Parks, perhaps Mr. Schumer should get down to reviewing the many opinions Alito drafted so he can fulfill his constitutional role and either support or reject Judge Alito.

Of course, we all know how Schumer will vote. He has a litmus test and made it clear when he voted "nay" on John Roberts.