Politicizing the bench: Terrible move by Executive Council
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For much of its history, New Hampshire’s Executive Council has been an important and generally positive element of our state’s small-government philosophy with its checks and balances relative to a sitting governor.
But the partisan political hackery evidenced in the council vote on Wednesday of this week jeopardizes the future of the council, which may be just what today’s Democratic Party wants.
The council’s three Democrats, a majority, deep-sixed the Supreme Court nomination of Attorney General Gordon MacDonald for no other reason than party politics. In his past political life, MacDonald has been a Republican.