The bad writing/unconstitutional usurpation continues:
"Judges are the most important,"” said Mr. Schumer, who orchestrated the implausible Democratic takeover of the Senate last week. "One more justice would have made it a 5-4 conservative, hard-right majority for a long time. That won'’t happen."From now on, all the President'’s judicial appointments will need to meet the requirements of Mr. Schumer, the Park Slope power broker who has happily accepted the mantle of chief architect for the Democrats'’ effort to build a majority for the 2008 elections and beyond. (emphasis added).
Interestingly, Schumer also announced that he will make sure "New York will soon be 'disproportionately' enjoying the spoils of last week's victory," and used the opportunity to peddle his book about building a permanent Democratic majority.
It's ironic that this was the reaction of a man who directed the Democratic takeover by running very socially conservative Democrats, attacking (rightly) Republican "earmark" abuse, and pointing out (also correctly) that one party rule for too long leads to arrogance and corruption of principles.
When Congress (or either if its chambers) begins adopting executive power, the balance of our system is lost. The founders vested complete executive authority with the President (as opposed to limited and enumerated powers with the Congress) for a reason. If Chuck Schumer wants that kind of power, he should at the very least stand for election as a Presidential candidate so he could exercise it legitimately. I'll remember this next time I hear liberals complain about "shredding the Constitution."