Sunday, July 10, 2005

"Only a college professor could believe this."

Just as true today as when Orwell said it. Here's the latest moronic idea from the halls if higher learning.
''We have now created a process that is to a great extent driven by public opinion," he said in a phone interview Thursday. Today, as Davis writes in the book, ''Selecting justices for the Supreme Court is an election without voters," with all of the sound and fury that implies. The solution, as he sees it, is to go ahead and bring in the electorate: Davis wants Supreme Court justices not to be nominated by the president and then confirmed by the Senate, but instead elected by popular vote.
Where to begin? How about the observation made by John J. Miller on The Corner, which is to repeal the 17th Amendment.

I swear that if this knuckleheaded professor came home to find smoke billowing from the windows that he'd call for a gasoline truck.