I mentioned the other day that I thought Judge Jones was being particularly courageous to issue this ruling because it essentially means the end of any hope for an appeals court nomination. A close White House ally has now confirmed that:
“This decision is a poster child for a half-century secularist reign of terror that’s coming to a rapid end with Justice Roberts and soon-to-be Justice Alito,” said Richard Land, who is president of the Southern Baptist
Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and is a political ally of White House adviser Karl Rove. “This was an extremely injudicious judge who went way, way beyond his boundaries — if he had any eyes on advancing up the judicial ladder, he just sawed off the bottom rung.”
Land was on Hannity and Colmes last night making absurd arguments about the ruling. He actually said that since one side argued that ID was science and the other side argued that it wasn’t, the judge had no right to decide which one was right. Huh? That’s what judges do, evaluate arguments and decide who’s right.
Update: Sandefur has a much more thorough takedown of Land’s statement over at PT.