Monday, November 07, 2005

Out with the old poll and in with the new..

Well folks it’s Monday and what does that mean? Yes you guessed it that means it’s time for a new poll from your buddies, Kemp and Scott.

This week we are using a drop down format for the poll answers. In the past few weeks we have changed poll providers and tried to vary the format. So how about letting us know what works for you the loyal reader. Is there a style that you prefer? And since I am opening up for feedback, how about questions that you would like to see us poll on? Let us know and you just might see your question placed on one of the most popular political blog sites around.

Last week we asked the question, ‘What do you think of the nomination of Samuel Alito for Supreme Court Justice?” I give you the results in percentage of response order:

  • Bush is so out of touch it’s scary - 38%
  • Great nominee, I fully support him- 28%
  • Bush went from bad to worse- 18%
  • I’m waiting for information about him- 8%
  • The Supremes got back together?- 8%

Based on the results 56% of you feel that the nomination of Judge Alito was a bad move by the White House. Less than 30% feel that this was a good choice. A few of you, 8%, want to have more information before making a decision. Kemp and I respect you for keeping an open mind and wanting to educate yourself as opposed to making a rush to judgement.

The remaining 8%, well we worry about you and would like you to occasionally watch not one, but a few different news programs and catch up with the rest of us.

Now we enjoy the process of debate and educating yourself to the facts of an issue before coming to an opinion. However we can’t help but be a little worried when reading what a friend of Judge Alito had to say upon hearing of his nomination:

"I don't think there can be any question that Alito's ideology is a conservative one. While I don't think he's the kind of guy, because of his respect for the institution of the judiciary, who would seek to overturn precedent in a radical sort of way, I think he has the creativity and indeed the intelligence that chip away at existing precedents in a way I think some of us will regret over the years."-- Lawrence Lustberg, criminal defense attorney and friend of Alito

That’s right he said “..that some of us will regret over the years” , and this is a friend, what does that tell you!

Enjoy the new poll folks.

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