Democratic Senator Charles E. Schumer said of Pickering on Friday that he is:
"A man who defended cross burning does not deserve elevation to the bench."He went one to state that
"[a]s the new year began, many of us had hoped the president would adopt a more bipartisan approach in his selection of judges. Instead, this recess appointment is a finger in the eye to all those seeking fairness and bipartisanship in the judicial nominations process."
Is this what Bush means by inclusiveness? Is this what he means by healing? Is this his faith in God at work? Bush has said repeatedly that he wants Black American to embrace the Republican Party, be how can we when the Party, led by Bush, shows a continual disregard for our interests and opinions? Most Black American don’t buy the rhetoric, and are tired of the half-truths and platitudes. I for one share their ire.