Tom Parker, the Alabama Supreme Court justice spending $1.5 million on his re-appointment campaign (but not any from gambling lobbyists!), is using the recent Don’t Ask Don’t tell ruling by Judge Virginia A. Phillips to drum up support in a new radio ad that compares the judge to Al-Qaeda.
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Phillips is “attacking our very national security” by ruling DADT unconstitutional, says Parker. “Most people believe al-Qaida is one of America’s biggest security threats. I think it’s time to add liberal activist judges like Judge Phillips to that list.” (You’ll note all the ways he accuses Phillips of being an activist leftist as well, something for which he’s railed against sitting Supreme Court justices as well.) Though not terribly surprising from a guy who, as Think Progress points out, has ties to hate groups.
Suddenly the idea of being able to vote out State Supreme Court justices doesn’t sound so bad, eh?