Wednesday, December 15, 2010

How to Become a Federal Judge.



You know that judge out in Virginia who just struck down the individual mandate in the new health care law?

The one who owns a stake in a GOP consulting firm that has directly worked against health care reform?

Turns out he wrote a memoir(!) in which very candidly explains -- boasts(?) -- about how he got to become a federal judge:
After Congress created a new judgeship for the Richmond Division in the Eastern District of Virginia in 2001, Hudson expressed his interest and picked up the support of the state's two Republican senators.
Hudson's description of the selection process candidly acknowledges its political nature. "Campaigning for a federal judgeship is almost as challenging as running for political office," he writes. "Rather than court voters, aspirants solicit endorsements from influential political activists with close ties to the senators, particularly the activists who raise the big money.
"That is where 20 years of active service to the Republican party, and helping in the various campaigns of each senator, paid dividends and gave me the edge," he said.
It's good to be the King!

12 comments:

  1. And Democrats don't do the same thing?

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  2. At least he had the balls to say what everyone else quietly knows to be true.

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  3. Yes, of course. It has to be some sort of conspiracy. It's simply inconceivable that an honest judge could conclude that Congress does not have an unrestricted power to force us to engage in commercial activity.

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  4. Nope, just unrestricted surveillance powers, extrajudicial murder orders against US citizens, warrantless monitoring of all cell phone and email communications, and endless detention without trial.

    But don't let them make me buy health insurance!!!

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  5. raise most money = most qualified applicant

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  6. @2:44

    Are you kidding? If the Feds have the power to feel up your balls, they have the power to do anything.

    And swlip, stop going back and forth through the TSA line. They're getting tired of grabbing those little marbles.

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  7. Funny. Most conservatives opposed federalizing transportation security, and have favored the use of profiling over treating every passenger as a potential terrorist. But now that the inevitable results have manifested themselves, it's as if the entire process is the result of some great, conservative conspiracy.

    Hilarious, really.

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  8. No, what is really funny is that people like swlip suddenly gain a respect for human rights, right as they are wiping the blood off their hands from their latest victim.

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  9. Whatever, GW. I hope that, wherever you are, they're serving a nice, soft dessert in the afternoon.

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  10. And swlip, I hope your hooker's false teeth aren't biting... too hard.

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  11. I always have her take them out.

    Btw, your momma says thez to thay hi.

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  12. torture brings out the best in people

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