Tuesday, October 28, 2003

Claude Allen hearing

I've been listening to the hearing on the nomination of Claude Allen to the Fourth Circuit. Some observations:
  • Russ Feingold began by quoting Allen's praise of Uganda's successful anti-AIDS program for emphasizing abstinence. He then quoted a Ugandan AIDS activist as saying that there was more to the program than abstinence. Allen responded by saying that he had always acknowledged that there were several elements to the anti-AIDS program in Uganda.

    What do Allen's thoughts on Uganda's anti-AIDS program have to do with anything? Beats me.

  • A Senator (I think it might have been Reid from Nevada) asked Allen: If the Supreme Court issued a decision that you thought was erroneous, would you follow that decision or would you ignore it? What a no-brainer.


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