What would you do if you received a job application from a person who said his greatest influences in politics were William F. Buckley, Jr., the National Review and Sen. Barry Goldwater’s 1964 presidential campaign?
What if this applicant also conceded he was a lifelong Republican, who despite a modest income, had contributed to the National Republican Congressional Committee, the National Conservative Political Action Committee, the campaign of pro-life Republican Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey and the New Jersey Republican Senate primary campaign of Jeffrey Bell, an early adviser to former California Gov. Ronald Reagan?
What if, in addition to all this, the applicant stated he was a member of the conservative Concerned Alumni of Princeton and the Federalist Society, and regularly attended the latter’s Washington, D.C., luncheon meetings?
In 1985, then-Associate Deputy Atty. Gen. Mark R. Levin (who is now president of Landmark Legal Foundation, an occasional contributor to HUMAN EVENTS and author of the New York Times bestseller Men in Black–How the Supreme Court is Destroying America, published by Regnery), forwarded the application of just such a person to the Reagan White House personnel office.
The White House approved the applicant’s promotion from assistant to the solicitor general to deputy assistant attorney general to Atty. Gen. Ed Meese. President Bush has now nominated this 1985 job applicant to replace Sandra Day O’Connor on the Supreme Court.
He is, of course, Judge Samuel A. Alito, Jr.