Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
A colleague is worried that confirming Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court will make it too Catholic, too Harvard, too Elite. The justices won’t understand what the people want, won’t deliver rulings to their expectations, the public won’t accept them. We need a more diverse court, one more in touch with common people, to better understand their concerns.
I dunno – we have a Wise Latina, a Lesbian, a Black, a Jew, a Protestant and some Catholics. We have men and women, old and young. We have legal scholars who delve deep into the history of the nation to divine the intent of the Founders, and people who march in lock-step with the prevailing Liberal orthodoxy of the day. I think we’re doing okay, diversity-wise. Trump should get to put whoever he wants on the court. Elections have consequences, remember?
I’d be a lot more sympathetic if I believed the concern would be as strong were a white male Catholic Harvard-educated Liberal to be nominated. Somehow, I suspect the argument would be exactly reversed: we need the best and brightest on the court, wise philosopher-kings to tell us what the law ought to be, not a bunch of grubby middlemen haggling for their special interest groups.
SCOTUS nomination fights expose the id of both parties.
I like our id better than their id, to be honest.
But then, that’s one of the reasons I foresook liberalism in the first place.