Senator Trent Lott gives us a perfect example on the difference between an opinion and an informed opinion during an interview yesterday on Fox news:
CAVUTO: President Bush says he will ask congress to keep them going. But it does make you wonder, are some enemies laughing at us? A concern by Republican senator Trent Lott of Mississippi, who joins us now. Senator, what do you think?
LOTT: I think some people are probably laughing at us. This is ridiculous and outrageous. Now in legal speak, let me say, I have not read the entire opinion, nor the dissents. But preliminarily my opinion is they probably didn’t even have jurisdiction. They shouldn’t have ruled the way they did. This is not a bunch of pussycats we’re talking about here. These are people that have made it clear in many instances that they would kill Americans if they got out. This is Osama bin Laden’s driver. And this is one other example of why the American people have lost faith in so much of our federal judiciary. This is a very bad decision in my opinion.
It must really suck when you’ve got a Conservative leaning Supreme Court for the first time in a long time and yet your administration still gets bitch-slapped in such a stunning manner. Some of the analysis I’ve read of the Court’s decision about Bush’s Military Tribunals suggest that it could have implications on other administration programs such as domestic wiretapping without a warrant. Maybe we’ll get lucky and this new Court won’t be as bad as so many of us feared.