These past few weeks the Rovian strategy has been to move attention away from all the foul-ups of the past five years, beginning with three illicit elections and their intentional non-recounts; through the debacle of 9/11/2001; failed attempts to capture Osama bin Laden or break the back of the Taliban; the wholly illegal invasion of Iraq, with less than adequate planning; and its next phase attack Iran with fear as justification.
During this period there's been a whirlwind of tactical White House political psyops: Attacks on the media (for finally doing its job, almost); wholesale musical offices, including Herr Oberst Karl Rove and Dark Lord the Dick Cheney crawling back into their dark, dank lairs where the nefarious plots may be hatched unseen; a conveniently-timed battle of wills with President Vincente Fox of Mexico, stirring up a heretofore dormant illegal alien problem; blame laid upon the auto industry, not the oil conglomerates, for rigged skyrocketing gas prices.
Dont forget the neverending ideological theocratic message that its the responsibility of America to turn the entire World into a democratic Garden of Eden no matter how many innocent people we have to bomb into submission to reach that goal. Amen.
And theyve been denied for some damned good reasons
Boyle sits as a U.S. District Judge, appointed to the Eastern District of North Carolina by Saint Ronnie Reagan in 1984. He had served in 1973 as a Legislative Assistant to Senator Jesse Helms.
Father Bush nominated Boyle for the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals at the request of good Jesse Helms. The nomination lapsed when Bill Clinton became President in 1992. In one of his patented hissy-fits, Helms refused to approve the nominations of any other judges from North Carolina for the Fourth Circuit during the next eight years.
As soon as possible, King George made Boyle one of his four nominees for the Fourth Circuit unsuccessfully. So, instead of coming up with a new, reasonable nominee, were on that same merry-go-round once more.
According to THE ALLIANCE FOR JUSTICE, www.independentjudiciary.com, Boyles decisions have been reversed more than 150 times by the Fourth Circuit court.
Now, I seem to remember King George XLIII and his posturing about not wanting activist judges on the courts. Reason holds that when the most right-leaning appellate court in the country reverses one judge twice as often as any other, its painfully evident hes an activist.
This guys so wrong as a District Court judge, only a complete fool would nominate him for a lifetime appointment as an appellate court justice oh, yeah, complete fool, hmm...
Here are some of Judge Boyles greatest hits:
Repeatedly criticized for tossing cases without allowing individuals, i.e. civil rights plaintiffs, proper opportunity to be heard;
Refusal to review decisions of magistrate judges, ignoring the evidence of plaintiffs and contested factual issues prior to dismissing cases on numerous occasions, thereby violating procedural norms;