Another Great Anti-Alito Cartoon

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

This one's called It's a Less Wonderful Life. Mr. Average American is reading his newspaper unconcerned about the nomination of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court; that is until an angel appears in his livingroom to show him what the future would be like with "one more extreme judge on the court."

According to the clip, with Alito on the Supreme Court, police would have more power to prosecute terror suspects, federal gun laws would be reduced and the right to "privacy" would be scratched.

I can't wait!

And of course it goes without saying the ad is dishonest and misleading. Apparently not finding a right to privacy in the Constitution is tantamount to ideological preferences. "The government didn't approve of what they were doing privately," the cartoon whines. Never mind that Justice Clarence Thomas has made it explicitly clear in writing that laws barring gay sex are "silly." But until he disregards the Constitution and decides cases based on his personal beliefs he will always be labeled an extremist.