Thursday, April 05, 2012

Daniels Won't Be Bullied Into Naming A Female Supreme Court Justice

Gov. Mitch Daniels had a warning to proponents of naming a female justice to the all male Indiana Supreme Court: he won't be bullied into naming a woman to the court. Quoting Daniels, the Northwest Indiana Times' Dan Carden writes:

"Those who are eager to see it would serve their cause better by not making a whole lot more noise, because it would taint the choice," Daniels said. "Beyond some point it would discredit the person I pick if it looked like it was purely political or an appeal for cheap points." . . .
"If I thought anybody — male or female — was going to make decisions based on gender or some other category, that would disqualify them immediately," Daniels said. "Justice must be blind."

1 comment:

varangianguard said...

Considering the Governor's final choice, his comments are laughable.