Rush Limbaugh is euphoric over Bush’s choice of Sam Alito as the next Supreme Court nominee. On yesterday’s show, he was the happiest when he began talking about how “anathema” the pick is to liberals:
This is fabulous. We’ve got a male. We have a married male. He’s European. He is anathema to the libs on this, folks. He is anathema to them. The exact opposite of what they were hoping for, and this is fabulous.
But Rush has conveniently forgotten that Alito isn’t the kind of nominee conservatives said they wanted:
“I will pick a person who can do the job. But I am mindful that diversity is one of the strengths of the country.” [President Bush, 9/26/05]
“I think we should have a woman this time. Isn’t the [justice] retiring a woman?” [Traditional Values Coalition Chairman Louis P. Sheldon, 10/28/05]
“I would really like for him to name another woman.” [Laura Bush, 7/16/05]
“Some people have asked me, ‘Well, didn’t you want a woman?’ Well, yes, of course I did. Of course I think diversity is important on the Supreme Court. I would like to see another woman. I would like to see a Hispanic American on the Supreme Court.” [Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), 7/21/05]
Looks like Rush isn’t the only one with short-term memory problems.