NYT: Constitution? Schmonstitution!

May 7th, 2008 9:39 AM
At least they're open about it: the New York Times disdains Supreme Court justices who hew to the principles upon which this country was founded. The Times's admission came in the course of an editorial calling on Obama and Clinton to put aside their bickering and focus on beating John McCain. That is vital, in the Times's view, given McCain's pledge to nominate Supreme Court justices in the mold of John Roberts and Samuel Alito.

Writes the Times [emphasis added]:
Mr. McCain predictably criticized liberal judges, vowed strict adherence to the Founders’ views and promised to appoint more judges in the mold of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito. That is just what the country does not need.
So in the Gray Lady's mind, "strict adherence to the Founders’ views" is "just what the country does not need." Not that this comes as a surprise. Still, it's stunning to see in black and white that, as far as the Times is concerned, the Constitution really shouldn't stand for too much.