Posted by Steven Hayward
One good result of the Roberts pick is that it breaks the precedent that there is or are "womens seats" on the Court that must be filled by women or some other symbolic minority.
Mr. Hayward, I could not agree more. I know its not politically correct to say so, but it was a refreshing suprise to see Bush nominate a white man. Now lets get some real justice rolling from that Supreme Court!
Do you still think "Mack Sandpaper" is genuine? Hes probably over at the Daily Kos right now, linking to his comment at this site as evidence of rampant racism at NLT.
Hal - Who cares about Mack Sandpaper? He could be a faker, or maybe he isnt. Just because the name he uses is silly and dumb doesnt prove anything. Some could say the same about the name "Hal Holst." After all, Ive seen "Ohio Voter," "jesse fan in chapel hill," and other non-names used. In any case, I would think, and hope, that readers at any blog are smart enough to know that the opinions posted by commenters may not be the same as the blog-writers themselves. Again, its certainly possible that Mack is just a faker, but maybe not. I havent read anything by him that strikes me as just impossible. Hes upset about what he sees as political correctness, but plenty of bloggers share this with him, here and elsewhere. I have relatives and neighbors who say things much like Mr. Sandpaper, and Im not even saying thats a bad or good thing. Aside from all that, I dont see what Mack wrote that could necessarily be called racist.
I think its naive to think that this site wouldnt be attractive to certain kinds of racists. Id be interested to know if anyone at Daily Kos ever really linked to such a comment to prove anything. I dont think thats a likely scenario. Looneybirds of all stripes can be found in any blogs comment section - except for sites such as Powerline, which dont have an open comments section. Kudos to No Left Turns for letting the readers air their views! So, Hal, by your expert assessment, is this guy also not "genuine"?? "Non-PC Man" If thats Non-PC, I guess Ill take PC, if I only have the 2 options!
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