Thursday, April 21, 2005

Calling all Louisiana citizens

Today there is an issue that affects us here in Louisiana. It is the possible confirmation of Judge Priscilla Owens to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals here in New Orleans. I say possible because the Democrats in the Senate are threatening to filibuster this judicial appointment again. They claim she is "too conservative."

But Democrats say they blocked Owen, a Texas Supreme Court justice and a friend of the president's, because her opinions and rulings are overly influenced by her pro-business and anti-abortion personal beliefs. (So only judges that are anti-business and pro-abortion will be allowed by the Democrats to be judges?)

So, what can we do? Contact Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La). Email, phone, fax, send a telegram, smoke signal, anything. But tell her to vote a simple yes or no on Judge Priscilla Owens.

Hat tip: Blogs for Bush