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Judge Bork Meaner Than Hannity

Reported by Ellen - July 6, 2005

It's a rare day when Hannity is kinder to Democrats than a guest but that's exactly what happened during an interview with Judge Robert Bork last night on Hannity & Colmes. It speaks more to the level of Bork's hatred than Hannity's fairness.

Near the beginning of the interview Bork stated his feelings about the Democrats' role in the upcoming Supreme Court nomination. "If they don't go to all out war, it will mean the President has nominated the wrong person."

Later, he said the judicial nominee will probably have to make "campaign promises" to uphold Roe v. Wade or "Lawrence against Texas, the Constitutional right for homosexual sodomy."

When Hannity questioned whether the nominee would really have to make such promises, Bork told him, "The senators are controlling what the Constitution means, rather than a judge."

Hannity, uncharacteristically charitable, said, "Well, it is a lifetime appointment. I guess they have every right to do what they want." Maybe he was thinking of the Republican senators only, but it didn't seem that way.

Colmes asked if Bork bears Ted Kennedy any ill will for the "strong statements" Kennedy made against him during his own confirmation process. Bork said "No, I didn't think much of him before." That remark sent Hannity into peals of laughter. "Teddy Kennedy has become the Joe McCarthy of the extreme left-wing."

Colmes said, shocked, "Joe McCarthy? Joe McCarthy?"

Hannity said "His statements about you, Judge, were outrageous. There's no doubt about it." But he didn't affirm Bork's opinion.

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