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September 13, 2005

The Full Roberts

Roe in Troubled Waters (Or not?) (Or, yes?) (Who knows?)

Administration stonewalling?

Conservative grilling?

CBC questions John Roberts

Judge Roberts and the Court-Stripping Movement

No Contest: Real Questions for Judge Roberts

Roberts & the 'Apex of Presidential Power'

Dignified Process?

Roberts' bad decision

Because I haven't really blogged the Roberts nomination, and I should have. And, yes, I know those are a lot of Left-leaning sites, but I cared what the Left thought of the guy. We all already know that the wingnuts on the Right find him insufficiently Stalinist and that the Christian persecution movement finds him insufficiently old testament and in any case, I've pretty much had it for one week with trying to be "balanced" to take into account the opinions of a bunch of nitwits who are still determined to pretend that the Bush Administration is peopled by competent, caring adults.


Because we can't object that a conservative nominee's rulings have, in the past leaned Right, can we? Maybe we can if statistics show that the majority of Federal Judges do not, in fact, tend to side with any particular ideology? (Or do they "lean" Left? I can't figure it out from the text.)

While I'm not crazy about the guy's record, I just don't know what we can do...or what else we could have expected. The man does, at least, appear to be qualified. More qualified than many of the Bush Administration's nominees, judicial or otherwise. And much less of a nutcase than some nominees have been.

The question is...if we bring him down, who would they offer up next? Or will the maniacs in the White House just appoint him during the next recess?

(Does anyone care about Bolton now? Is anyone agitating over that fiasco? Are you seeing what's happening in the U.N.?)

Posted by AnneZook at 01:16 PM