Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Point Proven!

A couple days ago I posted about Virginia's broken system of appointing judges, pointing to the partisanship and gridlock that infests the process. Now, as if to prove one of my points, Delegate Chris Saxman is throwing political bricks at Senator (and gubernatorial candidate) Creigh Deeds for the failure of the General Assembly to appoint a judge for the Staunton and Augusta County General District Courts.
As the old saying goes, it takes two to tango. So, while he points his finger across the aisle, Delegate Saxman should gaze long and hard in the mirror. He is equally (if not more) guilty.
The problem is a system that actually encourages the blind partisanship and and bickering over what should be a nonpartisan appointment to an independent branch of government. It is a system that fosters gridlock leaving courts without judges, bottlenecks in court dockets, and justice denied.
Delegate Saxman, instead of getting your feathers up in political posturing, how about working to fix the problem?

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