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GOP hypocrisy on judges

Aside from criticism of Byrd for referencing Hitler and then himself referring to Hitler on the floor yesterday, Santorum previously blocked Pres. Clinton's judicial nominees to the point where the US District Court judges had heavy caseloads, as pointed out by a retired District Court judge from the Western District of PA:

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05128/500489.stm

and when challenged about blocking judges, Santorum's reply was that they were all unqualified.  A fellow attorney of judicial nominee John Bingler demands an apology from Santorum:

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05135/504409.stm
(scroll down to find it mid-page)

Santorum called the judge actions in the Schiavo case 'unconscionable.'

We know Frist won't pull back from accusing Democrats of 'killing' or 'assasinating' nominees, even after the the Chicago judge whose husband and mother were killed asked for restraint in their rhetoric.  

But I still believe the GOP needs to be held to a higher standard.  Please remind Santorum that in addition to the apology for his Hitler remark, he owes apologies to the judges he called 'unqualified' and those whose actions he called 'unconscionable' because he didn't agree with them.

by kwilkinson on May 21 at 1:40 AM EST

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