Scalia and Thomas Still Bush Heroes

Asked by HUMAN EVENTS’ John Gizzi if the President stood by his campaign-year words to name Supreme Court justices of the caliber of Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas, White House press secretary Ari Fleischer replied: “The President stands by everything he said in the campaign.”

Fleischer also noted, however, that Bush named Scalia and Thomas when asked “who on the [Supreme] Court he admires the most” and listed an entire criterion for justices he would appoint. “So the answer [about appointing justices] would be ‘all of the above,'” Fleischer told Gizzi.