What I was waiting for, as were many Americans, was a clear affirmation that the life-altering decision as to whether or not to have a child must be a woman's decision," [NYC Mayor] Bloomberg said in his statement. "Unfortunately, Judge Roberts's response did not indicate a commitment to protect a woman's right to choose."
And so did a Bush opposing Democrat:
For his part, [Democratic NYC Mayoral candidate Fernando] Ferrer said in July that he opposed the nomination because of what he saw as a lack of commitment to protecting abortion rights and because of Mr. Roberts's role as Gov. Jeb Bush's adviser during the Florida vote recount in the 2000 presidential election.
Opposition to Judge Roberts is neither a partisan nor inappropriate position for any politician. He failed to answer critical questions. Senators of good faith and reasonable minds should oppose his nomination, whether Democrat or Republican (I am looking at you Senators Chafee, Collins and Snowe).
I would also add that I applaud Mayor Bloomberg for acknowledging the relevance of the policies of President Bush to the Mayoral election. I think he should also tell us his views on:
(1) The Iraq Debacle;
(2) Bush's performance before, during and after Katrina, and his view of the Bush Administration's emergency preparedness plans and personnel;
(3) Bush's tax cuts, particularly the proposal to repeal the Estate Tax.
(4) No Child Left Behind;
(5) Bush's environmental policies;
(6) Bush's energy policies and the price of gasoline;
(7) The type of nominee Bush should select to replace Justice O'Connor.
Let's hear what you think on that Mayor Bloomberg. After all, you did endorse Bush for reelection and raised over 7 million dollars for his reelection last year. Your record is one of support for Bush Administration policies. It is fair to assume you support them all.