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Judging Obama’s Judges

John McCain, in a speech before the National Sherrifs Association, got in a dig at a key inconsistency in Barack Obama’s newfound centrism: he is committed to nominating Supreme Court justices (and presumably lower court judges as well) who will repudiate the newly adopted Obama positions on everything from the Second Amendment to the death penalty. This is not a minor issue or one easily explained away. It is a fundamental contradiction which exposes that much of the New Politics is simply not credible. If McCain is looking for some help, he might borrow that “fairytale” line from Bill or the “just words” refrain from Hillary. They might not have been the most effective messengers. But their message was spot on.