Two Faces of Ted

Ted Kennedy, the Democrats’ liberal lion, is girding for a fight in the Senate over President Bush’s choice to succeed the retiring Sandra Day O’Connor at the Supreme Court. Kennedy told the press the nominee can expect a grilling on how he or she might vote on specific issues. “As part of the confirmation process, the American people will reasonably expect those questions to be asked and the nominees to answer them,” Kennedy said.

That’s funny. In 1981, during confirmation hearings for O’Connor (who was overwhelmingly approved by both parties), Kennedy said that it was “offensive to suggest that a potential justice must pass the litmus test of any single-issue interest group.”

Keep that in mind when the Democrats attempt to do just that. And they will.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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