Tuesday, November 01, 2005

judge-shopping

This is a bunch of crap -- Tom DeLay managed to get Judge Bob Perkins removed from his case because Perkins has given money to the Democratic Party and pro-Dem organizations.

What the hell? We live in a country where judges RUN FOR OFFICE as members of political parties -- and DeLay manages to get one removed from a case for giving money to political organizations? This is shades of the K-Street Project, browbeating lobbyists to only hiring Republicans, or else. Now DeLay has forced an insufficiently-Republican judge off of his own case. I think this decision (by a retired judge who us apparently a non-partisan kind of guy himself) is awful.