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Posted on Nov 3, 2008 in Across the US, Barack Obama, Campaign '08, Party Politics, The Courts

Question for Obama #5, Topic: The Courts

From the New York Sun:

You say you want to build bipartisan consensus. Yet you voted not only against the nomination of Chief Justice Roberts, but also against Samuel Alito’s nomination to the Supreme Court and, in voting against John Bolton as ambassador to the United Nations, you even questioned his integrity. You publicly opposed Judge Mukasey’s nomination as attorney general, though you did not show up for the vote on the nomination. Given this record, why should Republicans give you any latitude in staffing your own administration if you are elected president?