Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Politico: McDonnell Dodges Sotomayor Question

You would think after all the noise the RPV has made about whether Creigh supports initiatives like Cap and Trade and EFCA, that their own candidate would feel some obligation to answer similar questions.

Apparently not.

Politco's Ben Smith reports:
I asked the Republican 's campaign where McDonnnell stands on the Supreme Court nomination of Sonia Sotomayor.

McDonnell spokesman Tucker Martin responded: "Bob McDonnell is committed to the fundamental principle that judges must follow the rule of law and not make policy. They must apply the facts of the law to a case in an objective and dispassionate manner. A judge must not substitute his or her judgment for the will of the legislature. Bob has been a strong leader for judicial appointment and reappointment reform in Virginia, in order to ensure that the best judges are appointed and retained on the bench in the Commonwealth. Obviously, he has not had time to follow all the details of the Sotomayor hearings. The United States Senate must carry out its constitutional role of determining whether to consent to the appointment of the president’s judicial nominations, based on all of the information before it.”

Which is to say he's not going to weigh in.

Just another day at the office for good 'ole Both Ways Bob.

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