Judge Bork disses O'Connor (video)

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Classy. Failed Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork calmly delivered a nearly comical string of un-American, offensive and just plain loonie comments on CNN this morning -- video here. Not to mention his diss of recently resigned Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. First of all, hearing a rejected nominee diss one who made it to the bench carries about as much weight as a dejected kid who didn't make the team muttering about how much this game sucks. Which is to say: grow up.

Bork then (again, calmly, without hysterics or sparks) asks the reporter to quit identifying O'Connor as a moderate "I wish you'd stop using that word," pushing for "activist" instead. Other highlights: Senate as rubber stamp for president, consulting only those who agree with you, and this doosie: "The Constitution says that he -- the president -- shall nominate and with the advice and consent of the senate, appoint. So that the advice and consent function of the senate applies to the confirmation and appointment. Not to the nomination." Huh? Wha? (link via Capitol Buzz)

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