Over the weekend, McCain and Obama each had a chat with Rick Warren of Purpose Driven Life fame. It was an hour of Obama followed by an hour of McCain. I saw the middle hour (so a bit of both) including this line of questioning:
Warren: … which existing Supreme Court justices would you not have nominated? [emphasis mine]
McCain: With all due respect, Justice Ginsburg, Justice Breyer, Justice Souter and Justice Stevens.
Warren: Why? Tell me why?
McCain: Well, I think that the president of the United States has incredible responsibility in nominating people to the United States Supreme Court. They are lifetime positions as well as the federal bench. There will be two maybe three vacancies. This nomination should be based on the criteria of proven record of strictly adhering to the Constitution of the United States and not legislating from the bench. Some of the worst damage has been done by legislating from the bench.
Ok. Fine. So he doesn’t like the 4 liberals on the court.
Only one small problem…he actually *did* vote to confirm three of them (Ginsburg, Breyer and Souter). Believe it or not the 4th, Stevens, was confirmed before McCain joined the senate).