Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Nice choice, smirking chimp

So now we know whom W will nominate to the Supreme Court. Judge John Roberts, Jr., of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals was far enough to the right to be bottled up in the Senate when he was up for his current post.

Before his successful nomination in 2003, he'd been nominated on two other occasions, only to have the nomination die in the Senate each time.

Granted, I know very little about this man. He's supposed to be very smart, but he's also supposed to be just to the right of Attila the Hun. Sadly, it looks like the President didn't pick a moderate jurist whose views reflect the average American. Instead, he went with someone who will please his far right friends.

I suppose this isn't surprising, but it's sad and disappointing.

3 comments:

Matt_Sweet said...

Deep inside, we knew he would pick someone way out on the right--after all, a smooth confirmation process would not distract us from Karl Rove.

TCho said...

I wouldn't give up hope. There's barely any paper trail on this guy and recent history has shown many justices to have radically changed their views over time. Hopefully the Senate will probe and make an intelligent decision during his confirmation.

Mr. H.K. said...

And to think that it could have been Judge Judy!

This is just the opening act to what's to come when the Chief Justice slot opens up...

I don't even want to think about it...

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