Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Worldnetdaily: Biden Borked Bork

The Worldnutdaily had a link on their front page to an old NY Times article from 1987 about Joe Biden leading the charge against the nomination of Robert Bork to the Supreme Court. I presume they did this to make their readers dislike Biden, but it sounds like a point in his favor to me.

Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr., chairman of the Judiciary Committee and a Democratic Presidential contender, assured opponents of the nomination of Judge Robert H. Bork today that he would lead the fight against his confirmation to the United States Supreme Court.

The remarks were made at a private meeting this morning called by Mr. Biden to convey his position to leaders of civil rights groups, who are marshaling for an all-out battle to defeat the nomination.

This was early on in the nomination process. The article is from July 9th and Bork was nominated on July 1st. The confirmation hearings did not begin until after the August recess that year and Bork was officially rejected in a vote on October 23rd.