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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 13, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                DAVE KRAMER and Publisher WANDA Acting Managing Editor Page4A New Texas November Other views Here is a sampling of editorial opinion from around the state Ginsburg scars teflon President stung by the impending rejection of his then Supreme Court Robert promised to find a replace ment the Senate liberals would dislike just as much as he found a replacement who had trouble with the conser vative not the Douglas the new revealed that he has smoked The president found himself in the position of defending someone who admits us ing an illegal and Nancy Reagan was in the position of hav ing to give a forced smile about a nominee who didnt take her pro grams advice Just Say It was too and on Ginsburg withdrew his name from It is a pretty sad commentary on the competence of the president and his administra The Teflon is wearing off this president and his staff and it is not a pretty It can only be hoped that now that the Ginsburg nomina tion has gone the way of the Bork at least Ginsburg avoided the full embarrassment of Senate rejection that the White House will make an actual effort at looking into the background of the next nominee before sending his name over to the Austin AmericanStatesman Reform Texas judiciary The Texas Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling on the internationally infamous case of Texaco And it did so without hearing oral arguments from The Texas Supreme Court would have done itself and the state a favor had it at least listened to the the astonishing size of the punitive damages awarded Pennzoil were seemingly out of And the fact that both sides have made large contributions to judges including those presently sitting on the Supreme makes the Texas judicial system look like it is for Maybe the Texas courts have pro perly applied New York But with judges vacuuming up money from the lawyers appearing before no one can be It is time for Texans to think long and hard about the quality of their judiciary and the wisdom of forcing their judges to run for office like common If Texas is to offer a standard of judicial ex a new system of selecting judges must be Dallas Morning News Performances justify hoopla With all the attention given to the opening of Houstons new Wortham Theater it seemed that the reality could not conceivably live up to the advanced Guess The theater itself has been con Professional critics and audiences have expressed opinions that tended toward the extremes of love or there can be little doubt about the buildings permanent tenants Houston Grand Opera and Houston Both companies have attracted critics and patrons from around the world with per formances that have been well attended sometimes sold out and very Houston Grand Opera and Houston Ballets performances so far this season justify all the effort and WMtTHU HIS HIS CAMPAI6M THIS LATEST DI WT LVLK Tftv rr GIVE MIA WfcAK WHAT KIND OF THE CANDIDATE vlAS SOWN OUT OF Japans leaders first steps Noburo Takeshita isnt the leader leaders would have picked for But if the new Japanese prime ministers friendly overtures so far are any the United States may look toward satisfactory relationships with that He was confirmed as prime minister former Finance Minister of doesnt have much international But he has wisely put some of that strength in his For the appointment of Shintaro Abe as Liberal Democratic Party president not only brings Abes experience as twoterm foreign minister but also helps en sure party Takeshita also has announced he intends to visit Washington in He will discuss promoting economic growth in Japan and opening Japanese both of which the United States Gone are the days of the firstname basis President Reagan and Nakasone enjoyed when working out differences between the two coun But with a firm alliance of party factions and the new prime ministers seeming willingness to work for economic Japanese relations could continue to El Paso Times Puzzling syndrome Just what is it with the Republican Party presidential con tenders and the United Auto anyway You really have to Last Vice President George Bush brought the wrath of the UAW down upon his head when during a swing through Europe he tossed off a remark to the effect that a few skill ed Soviet tank mechanics might be just the ticket for helping Detroit out of its The UAW reacted apoplectically Bush issued a fervent apology and you might have would have been But no Last week another GOP former televangelist Pat suggested in the course of a campaign trip to Michigan that one in four auto assembly line workers is a drug Robertson subsequently said that he wasnt singling out auto workers for criticism but was instead address ing the problem of drugs in society If nothing all of this would seem to suggest that the Democrats arent the only ones capable of pull ing pratfalls on the campaign Corpus Christ CallerTimes The Bakkers farewell Jim and Tammy Bakkers Farewell For Now tour has been and all concerned should The Bakkers said the decision was made so as not to distract from new management at The fact that only a few tickets were sold might also have played a They were scheduled to appear at The Summit Ticket sales there were in the low a spokesman That reflects positively on our The Bakkers are an embarrassment to The less seen of the The Houston Post MT IF CAN IT IS 601146 TO TWIS BUT I MAO HEARD IT WAS A 0 Mike Royko Ginsburg got it from both sides My conservative friend Grump gave me his most menacing scowl as 1 took the next bar Not one word about he said 1 warn Im capable of What in the world do you You know exactly what Im talking you lowlife 1 know what your intentions Your hope to provoke I thought we might talk about Sun days football Its obvious that you want to gloat about the defeat of Douglas that A tragic Its preposterous that a mans his lifes should be judged by a few moments of youthful 1 you go to a somebody passes you a are you going to be a party See 1 knew you would try to provoke You are taking the words right out of my mouth But you are Not at I mean what 1 say A few puffs ol marijuana in years past shouldnt have dis qualified Just about everyone from his generation tried If we applied the potsmoking standard to all Americans younger than few could practice law or hold public of write columns or preach from the pulpit For that unwashed it was the illegal substance of But if that is which it why was Ginsburg deprived of the opportunity of be ing judged on the basis of his intellect and his grasp of the Constitution Why did you liberal jackals drag him down for having engaged in a leisure time activity that was common among his peers The answer to that is Grump It wasnt the liberals who did it You being so admirably faithful to your conformist views you did him in What are you talking about1 The true conservatives such as Kd got him nominated because hes a true not a wishywashy imitation And as our great Presi dent he is a true advocate o law and order but it was the liberals who defended the impulsiveness of inhaling a bit of brainaddling smoke Joe the liberal was one of the first to speak in Ginsburgs behalf And Biden even used his own words in saying the pot issue was irrelevant Hah Biden would say that Hes just a shallow youth He probably smoked the foul weed at one time or another And hes always cuddling up to the youth vote That may be so But consider that some members of the not a favorite conser vative also defended Ginsburg So did many other liberal politicians and organiza They were just trying to make Ginsburg look bad by giving him their support You mean it was a liberal plot1 Of 1 could see it developing The mo ment the marijuana business came all the liberals leaped to his defense They knew that would make him look bad to the conservatives very devious of them By defending they were trying to destroy him the liberal plot was obvious to everyone with any But it was the conservatives who pulled the rug out rum under his who pressured him to withdraw but that was only after the liUral press exposed his use ol marijuana But the press couldntg have exposed his man juana use if he hadnt actually usevl it 1 mean Ginsburg did admit it Some ol his former Har vard law school pals even said he brought the sluff to parties why couldnt the kept its mouths shut about it1 Because if thev hadnt revealed it the conser valives wouldnt have known that the were un wittingly nominating someone for the Supreme Court who used to smoke pot SVho cares if he did It was a trivial matter thats what JCHBiden said Biden is an idiot But If Biden is an idnt why did the lunser vatlves pressure Ginsburg to withdraw Because were against people smoking pot Dont you listen to anything Nano sas Our motto is Say no In that you should te pleased that his potsmoking was since what he did was illegal and wrong Dont be silly As we agreed earlier it was no big deal because almost everybody was doing it in those days Did you Of course not 1 never smoked that kind ol trash in my life It is illegal and immoral What kind of liberal weakling do you think I am 1 apologue Would you like another martini Yes And make it a with two olives Im gelling hungry HvraldZeitung Published Thursday and Friday afternoons by New Braunfels 707 Landa or Drawer New Texas Second Class postage paid by New Braunfels HeraldZeitung at New DA VID KRAMER Editor and Publisher WANDA LASATER A cting Managing Editor DEBORAH LA WRENCE Office Manager UTTER Retail Advertising Manager CHERYL DuVALL Classified Manager CAROL A VER Y Circulation Manager MAGGIE LOMBARDO Composition Foreman GUSELBEL Pressroom Foreman Carrier delivery in Blanco and Kendall counties three six one Senior Citizens Discount carrier delivery six one Mail delivery outside Comal in Texas three six one Mail outside Texas six one If you haw not received your newspaper by Tuesday through or by call 6259144 or 6581900 by and 11 Postmaster Send address changes to Drawer New Texas Supreme Court nomination Kennedy clears first hurdles to confirmation WASHINGTON AP Anthony Kennedys Supreme Court nomination is clearing early obstacles to Senate with a conser vative Republican dropping potential opposition and a leading Democrat declaring his prospects are Kennedys nomination was in even better shape Thursday than when it began the day as a new spirit of cooperation pervaded the White House and Congress after two earlier nominees In a great relief to Kennedy and the White prominent conservative Jesse declared after meeting with I think hell make a fine member of the Supreme who two weeks ago left the impression he could filibuster against the federal appellate said he wouldnt make a final decision un til the Senate Judiciary Committee completed confirmation But Helms said he felt very comfortable alter meeting the 51yearold jurist from Hes a very impressive Helms I was pleased with what I President Reagan also met with Helms to reassure him about the nomination Reagan also chatted amiably with Judiciary Committee Chairman Joseph Biden who led the successful fight to defeat the first nominee for the court Robert Reagans second appellate judge Douglas asked the president to withdraw his name last Saturday after Ginsburgs admission of past marijuana Biden said Reagan requested early confirma tion and the senator told reporters he would try to 1 know of no one who wants to move this he And Biden added that his prospects are based on what weve read and heard so far from students taught by Kennedy in law school and But he cautioned there is much still unknown about his more than 400 writ ten and pointed out an American Bar Association review and comphrensive FBI checks are weeks from Biden said he and the commitees ranking Strom Thurmond of South would meet with the Senate leadership on a hearing and then sit down sometime next week with While House chief of staff Howard Baker Jr who met with Reagan along wiih predicted that conservatives in general would support Kennedy even though Thur mond said two weeks ago lhal some conser vatives were uneasy with Kennedys record as a conservative Kennedy was busy Thursday making courtesy calls on Capitol During a meeting with Senate Republican Leader Bob Dole of Kansas and other GOP Kennedy said I like this Its been Thurmond said he was not aware of anything in Kennedys background that would surprise but he You never can tell Dole said The Senates ready to move 1 dont see any Kennedy also met with Senate Majority Leader Robert Kennedy told Reagan and FBI investigators there was nothing lurking in his White House Spokesman Marlin Fitzwater Among other FBI agents Looked into Kennedys onetime position as a lobbyist lor a liquor a record company and opticians   

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