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Posted on 10/31/2005 3:03:39 PM PST by Checkers
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We need to encourage these little bits of conscience that peek through.....
I wrote him a thank you note for voting for the Coburn amendment. I agree with you we must use both the carrot and the stick.
I lost my sound!
Transcript of DeWine interview found at:
"HH: Senator DeWine, welcome to the Hugh Hewitt Show. As a son of Warren, Ohio, and a grandson of Ashtabula, Ohio, it's great to talk to a Buckeye State Senator.
MD: All right. That's great. Good to be with you. Thank you very much.
HH: Your reaction to the nomination of Judge Alito?
MD: Well, I think it's been a great, great pick. I think the president really has hit a home run here.
HH: Now, Senator DeWine, you are on the Judiciary Committee. Senator Schumer, your colleague, came out and said this is going to take a long time to get ready. We've got to read everything. Don't expect anything anytime this year. Your reaction to Senator Schumer's slow-down tactics?
MD: Well, there's no reason we can't get this nomination through by the end of the year. We need to get this job done, and we certainly can do it. We can have hearings, and we can move forward.
HH: Your colleague on judiciary, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, said yesterday on Face The Nation, that if Democrats attempt to filibuster, he will work to break it, meaning that this is not something the Gang of 14 had in mind. Do you agree with Senator Graham that this is not a filibusterable nomination?
MD: Oh, I absolutely do. I mean, this is not under what our definition of extraordinary circumstances is. This is a nomination that's clearly within the mainstream of conservative judges. This is someone who has a long, distinguished record, someone who I would classify as kind of a classic conservative justice, who believes you should decide each case one at a time, you should not be a judicial activist, you should not be intrusive, that a judge should kind of sit back, wait for that case to come, and then make a decision on the case, but not be really a legislator. And really, that's what this judge's record would, at least seem to me, to show.
HH: So absent any extraordinary revelation, is it fair to say, Senator DeWine, that if the Constitutional option has to be deployed, that you will vote for it?
MD: Oh, I certainly would. I would think, though, that this will not be necessary. I just...it's hard for me to envision why anyone would think that you would have to filibuster in this case, or why they would think it would be, as we defined it in our group of 14, that Lindsey and I were a part of, why we would define it as extraordinary circumstances.
HH: You know, I think if even one more member of that group comes out and says this is not a filibuster occasion, it's over. I don't think the Democrats will attempt to then, because enough Senators will be on the record as supporting the Constitutional option. So I hope someone else steps forward. Senator, I want to ask you about asking a nominee questions. You've actually sat there in the chair through Judge Roberts' hearings, and the Chief Justice...was he candid enough for your tastes?
MD: You know, I think that he answered the questions the way every nominee is going to, in the sense that we are to the point in our history where nominees are not going to answer how they're going to decide about a case, and they're not going to answer really about what they think about previous cases, with a very few exceptions. And that's pretty much where we are, and whether people like that or don't like it, that's pretty much settled custom now, and that's been true with Democrat nominees and Republican nominees. And that's really where we are.
HH: Senator DeWine, you've been a Sentor for almost twelve years. You spent eight years in Congress before that, four years as Ohio's Lieutenant Governor, but way back when, you were a prosecutor. Judge Alito was a prosecutor. How important is it to have a prosecutor on the Supreme Court?
MD: I like the experience, for really, for anybody in public office. I always tell people that my six and a half years in the prosecutor's office, I was the elected prosecutor for four, and assistant for a couple of years before that, was just an unbelievable experience, because you saw the world as it really is. You saw every problem in your county, or every problem in your jurisdiction. You got to deal with real people with real problems. You saw the victims. You saw the perpetrators. It's an unbelievable experience, and that real life experience, I think, will suit him very, very well on the U.S. Supreme Court.
HH: Now you're up for re-election in about a year from now. Actually, a year and a week. Did the Supreme Court politics play into the people of Ohio's assessment of Senate elections?
MD: Oh, I think that people are very interested in whose on the Supreme Court, and they know it's very, very important. It certainly was a factor in the last presidential election, and that's why I find is kind of surprising when people like Senator Schumer today are saying some of the things that he was saying today. Look, George Bush was elected. We shouldn't be surprised if he nominates someone who is a conservative judge. And he won the election, that's what he did. And elections, as they say, do certainly have consequences.
HH: Senator Schumer, I'll play this later in the program, said today that he feared that Judge Alito might reverse the gains that Rosa Parks worked for, a stunning statement.
MD: Now, that's absurd. I mean, that's just absurd. I mean, I don't know what in the world he's talking about.
HH: Have you heard any of your Democratic colleagues in the group of 14, or otherwise, agree with you that this nominee is grade A, triple A, quadruple A, Judge Roberts quality?
MD: Well, I saw several of them quoted in the media, but I've not personally talked to them. You know, most of them members are kind of just coming back into Washington today. We were in session late today, and votes starting tomorrow. So tomorrow's going to be a great opportunity for us to start talking, and then we're going to get together as a group later in the week. I'm going to see the judge at 10:00 tomorrow morning, so I'm going to have a chance to sit down with him and talk, and I'm looking forward to that.
HH: In the course of talking with Senator Specter today, if you had a chance, do you have any idea of when hearings might start?
MD: No, I don't, but I think that we're going to try to get these hearings moving. And I know it's going to take a few weeks for people to have the chance to sort through some of his rulings. He does have a long history of being on the bench, so it's going to take a while to read the cases, and look at the cases. But I just see any reason why we cannot get this done before Christmas, and complete our work.
HH: Now one of his most controversial rulings is his dissent in the 3rd Circuit's opinion in Casey. He would have upheld the Pennsylvania legislature's decision to require a husband notification of a spouse seeking an abortion. The Supreme Court ultimately said that that was not part of the Casey test, though it upheld all the other provisions of the Casey bill. Do you think that that is a legitimate grounds for critics of Judge Alito, to suggest they know what he's going to vote on Roe?
MD: No, no. I don't think anybody knows how he's going to vote on Roe. I have not read that decision of Judge Alito's, but I don't think anyone can predict how he's going to vote. And you know, people will have a chance to question him about that, and question about his reasoning on the cases. I mean, the good thing that people can do is, while he's not going to tell how he's going to vote on a particular case, what he will certainly do it talk about his reasoning on any case that he has already decided. And because he's decided so many cases, that's going to give people, I think, a pretty good feel for how he approaches cases, how he looks at cases, what his reasoning is.
HH: Senator DeWine, two members of the Republican Causus, Senator Hagel and Senator Specter, were not members of the group of 14, known as the Gang of 14, but they were considered suspicious of the filibuster. Have you talked to them about the filibuster issue today?
MD: No. I have not talked to them today about it.
HH: Is it fair to say that they were sort of sympathetic with what you folks did with the group of 14?
MD: Well, I never speak for any of my colleagues, but I'll go back to what we said. I just don't think that our group of 14, I don't speak for the entire group, but our understanding was that in the future, we would not...you know, filibusters just would not be used, except under very, very rare cases. And if you look at the history of this country, the filibuster was only used, maybe once, for the Supreme Court, and it's kind of a dispute about who's history you believe, in regard to the Abe Fortas case. But it was either used zero times for the Supreme Court, or once with the Supreme Court.
HH: With an ethically...
MD: So it's a very rare, rare circumstance with the United States Supreme Court. It's just hard to believe that anyone would think that with this nominee, the filibuster could be used.
HH: Senator DeWine, best news of the day is the Alito nomination. Second best news is that you will go Constitutional if you have to. I appreciate the appearance. I look forward to talking to you throughout the year running up to the next election.
End of interview."
Mine is going in and out, too.
McVain is waiting for the proper TV cameras to slubber all over him.
Sorry, he makes me so mad, cc.
They called me for dinner, then my sound was gone when I returned. Had to reboot.
Can you post this as a stand alone thread on Free Republic? Will get more attention that way!!!
David Drier is up.
Hugh Hewitt makes Neville Chamberlain look like Mr. Universe.
DeWhine announcing he would vote for the nuclear option is a clear result of the trouncing of his son in the Congressional primary earlier this year. The people spoke, and apparently Sen. DeWine heard.
Done and done:
Glad it's not just mine. Now I missed Victoria and Joe, didn't I?
This is a direct result of Pat DeWhine's defeat a few months ago. Don't tell me these people don't hear these "messages."
This is his son's defeat, standing as a powerful warning: "Don't screw with us."
Same to you, Johnnie! It's a great day for rallying 'round the pres!
I even donated to one of the people who ran against DeWine the son and blogged the heck out of the primary race.
There goes Hewitt's last two listeners...
Oh.....they hear them alright. Dad heard that one loud and clear.....
The Smart Guys are up next.
Erwin is not going to be happy.
Anyone else think Erwin sounds like Michael Jackson?
The Smart Guys are up.
John is happy.
Erwin: not so much.
Erwin has a "closed mind" says Hugh.
I tried telling Hugh, the left is going to bring up the 10yr. old getting stripped searched!!! But would he listen? Noooooooooooooooooo......
Cops get a search warrant for John Doe [METH DEALER] and his house but don't state the mother and daughter in the warrant.
When they serve the warrant the pick up John Doe in the yard and when they bring him in the house they find the mother and daughter inside.
They call for a female officer and she takes both the mother and daughter into a bathroom and does a visual strip search.
This is what happens when RINO's finally recognize their careers are in jeopardy. It's taken awhile for it to sink in to DeWine's head, even his son's lost election coming in fourth didn't knock him right, but the past few weeks seem to have penetrated some sense of self preservation. I still don't trust him. Still, today is the first sign of a light bulb going off in his head I've seen in awhile.
Giving these pols hell earlier in the year up till now on this issue is starting to pay off. a '92 repeat is not out of the question, conservatives can be pragmatic...but they won't sit on their butts forever to be abused. Good thing for the Reps is that this is happening NOW, and not next year. If they get it together next year they'll be primed with an active enthusiastic volunteer group ready to recruit votes.
I totally agree. This could totally turn around currently dismal 2006 prospects.
He sounds like Michael Jackson.
Yes, plus my unresponsiveness to his appeals for campaign funds!!
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