Conservatives are steaming like a black kettle in their sly campaign against Supreme Court candidate JoAnne Kloppenburg, "charging" that she has no judicial or legislative experience. Gee, these days that doesn't sound like a defect, it sounds like a feature.
And it is a case of the pot calling the kettle black when the anti-Kloppenburg pundits solemnly entone her lack of experience on the bench. Which is exactly, at this same point in his own career, as much experience on the bench as her opponent, David Prosser, had. Prosser, ahem, also served years as a Republican legislator and a district attorney. The difference? He openly touted, voted for and continues to signal his conservative allegiances, both in the history of his votes on the bench, in the legislature, in his decisions as a district attorney, and in his speeches.