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Sunday, Nov 9, 2008, 1:30 pm

Jon Kyl: Behold the paper tiger

By Jarrett Dapier

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Arizona junior senator Jon Kyl, play-acting as a man with power, warned Barack Obama yesterday against nominating Supreme Court justices in the molds of Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Stephen Breyer. Kyl, who threatened a filibuster if Obama taps a liberal justice should a seat open up, pointed to the above mentioned Justices' empathy as reason they're not suitable choices. To Kyl's threats I'd like to invoke the words of our outgoing president, if I may: Bring it on.

Jarrett Dapier is a former assistant publisher at In These Times. Previous work for ITT includes interviews with playwright Christopher Shinn and Fugazi guitarist, Ian Mackaye. He currently works with teens at the Evanston Public Library where he runs a recycled drumming program and directs stage adaptations of young adult literature. He lives in Evanston, IL.

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