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Thune: SCOTUS Nominee Better Not Have Teh Gay
May 6, 2009, 3:13 pm
Filed under: Ian | Tags: ,

Senator John Thune does his best impersonation of Strom Thurmond:

[C]onservative leaders have warned the nomination of a gay or lesbian justice could complicate Obama’s effort to confirm a replacement for Souter, and another Republican senator on Wednesday warned a gay nominee would be too polarizing.

“I know the administration is being pushed, but I think it would be a bridge too far right now,” said GOP Chief Deputy Whip John Thune. “It seems to me this first pick is going to be a kind of important one, and my hope is that he’ll play it a little more down the middle. A lot of people would react very negatively.”

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