Approximately one hour ago, Zoe Tillman of BuzzFeed News reported that John K. Bush, nominated for the Sixth Circuit, has an extensive history of politically-charged blog posts at Elephants in the Bluegrass under the pseudonym, G. Morris. Among the more impolitic of these are posts calling Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) a “sore loser”, calling for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, criticizing Roe v. Wade, and comparing Barack Obama to Monica Lewinsky.
In our analysis of Bush’s record yesterday, we noted the concerns that had already been raised over his statements about New York Times v. Sullivan, and his generally conservative record. The new posts on Elephants in the Bluegrass raise legitimate questions about Bush’s willingness to set aside ideology and give all litigants a fair hearing. Needless to say, with Cruz as one of his questioners, Bush’s confirmation hearings are shaping up to be very interesting.