Monday, October 20, 2008

Kmiec for Obama

By now virtually everyone must know about Colin Powell's eloquent endorsement of Obama. I've just become aware that another Republican, albeit one less well-known than Powell, has endorsed Obama: Douglas Kmiec, professor of constitutional law at Pepperdine University (Calif.), former head of the Office of Legal Counsel under Reagan and Bush I, and also formerly, for a relatively brief time, dean of Catholic University Law School (Wash., D.C.). Anyone who knows anything about Kmiec, or who has heard him on the airwaves in recent years, will find this nothing short of astounding.

Update: After writing the above, I googled "Douglas Kmiec Obama endorsement" and discovered that this endorsement is old news, though it was news to me. Kmiec endorsed Obama back in March in a Slate column. The link is here.

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