Saturday, February 01, 2003

Another reason even Democrats across the nation can be thankful that voters re-elected Ronald Reagan President of the United States in 1984, instead of George Mondale their nominee, was demonstrated in Boston's Federal Court two days ago when Chief Judge William G. Young slapped down and locked up for life the terrorist who tried to destroy an inter-continental passenger airliner, bound for the U.S., over the Atlantic Ocean with a shoe bomb.

In 1985 former President Reagan appointed Judge Young who was a Massachusetts Superior Court judge at the time, to the United States District Court on which he has served with distinction. Had the liberal Mondale been President, he'd have named some ultra-liberal Massachusetts attorney with credentials that would never have handled a terrorist such as shoe bomber Richard Reid in the courageous fashion shown by Judge Young.

There's little doubt that Judge Young's widely heraded handling of Reid now projects him as one of the front runners for appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court when a vacancy occurs.

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