Re: Don’t Break Out the Champagne

Linda, while Harry Reid’s and Nancy Pelosi’s tone deafness never fails to amaze me, I find it nearly inconceivable that they would seek to overturn the Ricci decision. For starters, polling shows that the public overwhelmingly opposes racial preferences and the sort of naked racial power grabs that nearly took Frank Ricci as their latest victim. The latest:

A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation national survey released Monday morning, as the Supreme Court handed down its ruling, indicates that 65 percent of those questioned say the firefighters were victims of discrimination and should get promotions based on the test results, with 31 percent feeling that the city should a new test to make sure minority firefighters were not victims of discrimination.

Moreover, should Congress decide to take this up the optics might be less to their liking than in the Ledbetter case. Rather than the sympathetic Lily Ledbetter, Reid and Pelosi would face Republicans battling for a working class hero, Ricci, who without court intervention would have been left to the race-victimization mongers.

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