Powerline calls attention to this Robert Novak column about an attempt by political operatives employed by NARAL to get the financial records of numerous federal Appeals Court judges, many of whom are mentioned as potential Supreme Court nominees. Why, you ask?
Nancy Keenan, who has been NARALs president some five months, told this column her organization is concerned about "out of touch theological activists" becoming judges. Why seek financial information from them? She said the disclosure information might help identify the "character" of judicial nominees.
The Powerliners note that this sounds like the much denied "religious test" about which some of the Justice Sunday folks were complaining. Im certain that the NARAL activists cant conceive of opposition to abortion that isnt, in their view, impermissibly "theological." And I suspect that the Democrats who used to employ these operatives (like Sen. Harry Reid) agree.