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December 19, 2012


The world suddenly became a better place.

Bork failed to be confirmed because he stated his views directly and confidently, and although logical, they were appalling.

I will give him this: For many years, he argued that the Second Amendment did not prevent the Congress from regulating the use and sale of firearms. Unfortunately, as in his dead-of-night firing of Cox, he changed his mind and slipped a pro-gun amicus brief into the 2008 Heller case in which the Supreme Court apparently decided that all 310 million Americans, with their close to 300 million firearms, their gun fetishes, their feelings of aggrieved macho victimhood and their frequently untreated mental illnesses, constituted a "well-regulated militia."

I frequently heard that he could be charming in person. And, if we weren't arguing constitutional law, perhaps I would have enjoyed having a beer with him. But he was a constitutional sociopath, and if you'll excuse the metaphor, the country dodged a very large and destructive bullet when he failed to win confirmation.

I will forever associate Robert Bork with shit. Literally.

The Michael Moore show TV Nation ran a report on how New York City deals with sewage and part of the report included person-on-the-street interviews with people, once of whom by happenstance was the judge.

If I remember right, he said something about how he'd never considered the question (what happens to the waste you flush?) and would never consider it again.

For the record, the report said solid waste, after processing, ended up being sold as fertilizer in Texas, I think.

I'll never be one to defend Bork, many of the reasons you have already named.

But in looking back, I wonder if Watergate followed by Bork didn't set the stage for the repubs now looking for revenge.

I try to only speak good of the dead.

Bork is dead. Good.

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