NYT on Keller
This story doesn't really advance our knowledge of Justice Sharon Keller, but it does provide some insight as to her supporters. At least, it confirms that she has them. How they can reconcile their opinion of her with some of her more outrageous rulings and statements about the justice system and the appellants that appear before her, we don't know because they didn't ask. But we do get one interesting new tidbit:
Judge Keller's lawyer, Charles L. Babcock, said that many people shared in a failure of communication that day and that her role was minor.
"Hindsight being 20/20, I think Judge Keller is certainly sorry that the system broke down," Mr. Babcock said. "As far as her overt actions, I don't think she feels she did anything wrong. Nor do I."
Well, of course she doesn't think she's done anything wrong. I don't think she's ever thought she's done anything wrong - that's a big part of the problem here, and a big part of the reason why she needs to be an ex-judge, stat. As such, I don't think she'll be taking up Evan
on his offer any time soon. And finally, while I realize that attorney Babcock is just zealously representing his client, it seems to me that if she genuinely was sorry that the system broke down - not that she had anything to do with it, mind you, or that what she did have to do with it was in any way in the wrong - she might want to take some action to ensure that something was done to try to prevent it from breaking down that way again. But hey, since she didn't do anything wrong, that must be someone else's responsibility. Clearly, it's never hers.
UPDATE: Scott and Vince have more.
Posted by Charles Kuffner on March 08, 2009 to Crime and Punishment
Oh, my. Republicans are human and make mistakes. Isn't that nice to know.
Sharon Keller didn't make a mistake. She was deliberate in her actions. And deliberate in her adherence to the agenda.
Even some Republicans are tired of the agenda. The ones who are losing their jobs and their homes. The ones who wonder from time to time if the roof at church is going to fall in on them for blindly supporting it all.
Of course the same could be said of some Democrats. Although I suspect some of them avoid churches. Fully expecting the roof to fall in on them.
"We the people" need to get the "we" back in the "us" of the "US" and partisanship is not the way to go.
We need to start dumping the politicians at the polls. We need to get rid of the Republicrats. That includes quite a few "Democrats" who need to be replaced with real Democrats who are this country's only hope.
As for "Republicans," they are all Republicrats at this point. The Democrats need to wake up before all the "Democrats" become Republicrats as well.