Tony Perkins Lashes Out at O’Connor

Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins — the lead organizer behind the offensive “Justice Sunday” event — has issued a release attacking retiring Justice Sandra Day O’Connor as a “judicial activist” and suggesting his organization’s grassroots supporters are “primed for a fight” over the next Supreme Court nominee.

Perkins’ release notes, “The Family Research Council often found itself on the opposite side of [O’Connor’s] most controversial decisions. This past week Justice O’Connor sided with judicial activists and ruled against the display of the Ten Commandments on public property in two cases before the high court that have offended the values of a great segment of the American public.”

Perkins claims he is “confident that President Bush will name a replacement for Justice O’Connor who has the same judicial philosophy as Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas, as he indicated he would in his reelection campaign.”

So much for compromise.