Opposition to President Bush’s nomination of former Mississippi Court of Appeals Judge Leslie Southwick to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has drawn basically the same opponents as did the failed nominations of Judge Charles Pickering and Jackson attorney Mike Wallace.
The opponents said their opposition was about concerns that the three Mississippi nominees were racist. As we know, racism is a particularly deadly accusation to make against any Mississippian given our history.
But that was a political smokescreen. The opposition by these national activists is all about abortion.