Hey, I missed that amendment…

Man, I’ve just got to do a better job of keeping up with new wrinkles in the U.S. Constitution. Apparently there’s a provision now that requires that governors to vote on U.S. Supreme Court nominees.

Who knew?

That’s the only way I can explain this development, brought to my attention by an alert reader…

It’s an advisory about the same unveiling, in Columbia on Thursday, of the campaign I mentioned back here, but there’s a new wrinkle: It says in part that Nikki Haley is expected to attend. The event will be put on by “the nation’s leading grassroots military-support organization, Move America Forward” along with “the Judicial Action Group and Tea Party Express” to call on Sens. DeMint and Graham to opposed the nomination of Elena Kagan.

And why will Nikki, a candidate for governor of South Carolina, be there? To “give her reasons for opposing a Kagan nomination.”


This is a new one on me.

Anyway, this event will apparently be at 10 a.m., which leaves Nikki two hours before her secret meeting with business folk. I’m sure the business people will be thrilled to hear that she went out of her way to express herself about the Kagan issue — because, you know, that’s such a huge factor in improving the business climate in South Carolina…

15 thoughts on “Hey, I missed that amendment…

  1. Kathryn Fenner

    Hey, military recruitment policies at Harvard Law School are of vital importance to the small businesses of South Carolina!

  2. sorenkay

    “Apparently there’s a provision now that requires that governors to vote on U.S. Supreme Court nominees.”

    You do realize we have a lawsuit challenging ObamaCare right now don’t you? And do you realize there’s about a 90% chance we’re going to file a friend of the court brief on the AZ immigration case?

  3. sorenkay

    Seriously Brad, think seriously… don’t think like Sheheen who poo-pooed the federalism resolution and then voted against it… that’s going to bite him in the ass…

  4. sorenkay

    This is from your March 9th post

    The point being, of course, that since we do HAVE the Ninth and 10th amendments, every word of this resolution is superfluous unless it means to negate federal authority in some way not currently set out in law.

    We now have a commerce clause which has “nullified” the 10th amendment… like Coburn asked Kagan, can the federal government force us to eat our fruits and vegetables? (Kagan said that while it was a dumb law she would be reluctant to strike it down.) Like George Will asked in his syndicated column, can the federal government force us to buy GM?

    As far as federal authority goes, in the case of Arizona the federal authority has undermined themselves. The feds have no problems with the local police enforcing counterfeiting laws, but immigration laws are a problem… even though they had a program to train them to do just that… the feds have no problems with sanctuary cities but Arizona must be sued…

  5. Burl Burlingame

    A little cut’n’paste to expose the hypocrisy:

    Move America Forward describes itself as “…a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization committed to supporting America’s efforts to defeat terrorism and supporting the brave men and women of our Armed Forces.”

    “Non-partisan” goals of the organization include “the removal of the United Nations headquarters from the United States, a petition directed at President Barack Obama to keep the Guantanamo Bay detention camp open,the recalling of state governors it deems too “liberal,” restricting liberal or activist media, the closing of the U.S.-Mexico border and the deportation of illegal aliens back to their country of origin, opposition of what it deems “liberal” political candidates….”

    Oh, and for those who don’t agree? MAF invented the term “cheese-eating surrender monkeys.”

    Good luck with your new governor.

  6. bud

    I’d like to see a constitutional amendment banning military recruiters from college campuses. That should not be a part of the educational process.

  7. Ralph Hightower

    I don’t know why candidates for governor promise that they will reform Washington. Barrett promised to reform Washington in his ads for Governor. Barret, in the ads I saw at Myrtle Beach, featured Barack Obama! Hey, Barrett, you should’ve kept your day job in the House!

    Seriously, if one wants to make an impact on the nation, then run for the House or Senate. Otherwise, just do your best darn job and make the state that you govern better!

    Just wait until we have a disaster in South Carolina and then you can criticize FEMA until you turn blue in the face.

  8. Brad

    Needless to say, I disagree vehemently with Bud. But I’m not going to argue with him here. I’m contemplating a post about the “Bush lied” canard, and dealing with him and other “progressive” friends on that one will take all my warmongering energy for the day.

    But Burl — hey, if MAF invented “cheese-eating surrender monkeys,” where can I send them a check? It’s the funniest line I heard in the last 20 years. And considering how little there has been to laugh at in our public life, that one is a treasure.

    But I’m afraid these folks aren’t that imaginative. “Cheese-eating surrender monkeys” came from the fertile minds of the writers of “The Simpsons.”

    By the way — double-checking that on Wikipedia, I learned that “cheese-eating surrender monkeys” doesn’t translate well into French, and therefore, in the French-dubbed version of the DVD, it came out merely as “singes mangeurs de fromage.” Which invites further comment, but I’ll leave that to y’all.

  9. Lynn T

    Newsweek and company have already convinced Haley that she is running for national office rather than Governor of South Carolina. That didn’t take long.

  10. Burl Burlingame

    Ah, they took credit for it? Oh well. Interesting times when satire is co-opted by the people they’re making fun of.

    MAF claims to be non-partisan while tearing into people who might possibly disagree with their bent.

    We’re at the point now where, whatever these groups claim to be, they’re the opposite.

  11. Steve Gordy

    I can hardly wait until she becomes a regular on Fox News. Seriously, K Street in Washington is lined on both sides with people who originally went to Washington promising to change the place. I don’t know Nikki plans to change it from here.

  12. Kathryn Fenner

    @Steve–she’s really too nice for Fox–not enough bite to her….

    Maybe as the weather person or something like that….she could do shout outs to people on their 100th birthdays and stuff like that…


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