Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Alito Rhymes with Finito

The AP reports:

"No one seriously believes that the court is about to overrule Roe v. Wade," current Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito wrote in an internal Justice Department memo on May 30, 1985. Referring to a high court decision to review two abortion-related cases at the time, he asked, "What can be made of this opportunity to advance the goals of bringing about the eventual overruling ... and in the meantime, of mitigating its effects."

Alito went on to write, "Perhaps we can combine the alternate side of the street parking laws with abortion restrictions. Then, once women can only control their bodies half the time, we can bit-by-bit get the courts to rule that Roe v. Wade only applies on February 29. "

President Bush, after giving his Naval Academy speech "Victory in Iraq -- right now it's only a notion, but I think I can get the money to make it into a concept, and later turn it into an idea," has suggested that someone in his party, like Senator Joe Lieberman, should propose a bill to ban leap year.


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