Tuesday, July 19, 2005

John G. Roberts for the USSC

The left has started eating its own. John G Roberts is one of democrat Joe Lieberman's compromise candidates, so the dems have probably already lost Joe for the filibuster option. Dick "turban" Durbin is already screeching about Bush wanting to bring a fight to the senate, but from the looks of it, Bush is going to get probably 12 to 20 democrats voting for confirmation. Roberts has been through FIVE FBI background checks and made it through the senate BY UNANIMOUS VOTE before the filibuster era of Harry Reid and company. The republicans are going to hammer the democrats who (paraphrasing John Kerry here) voted for the nominee before they voted against him.

Hugh Hewitt writes a glowing recommendation of Roberts as a mainstream conservative who will appeal to middle America. This is a good move for Bush, replacing a shaky moderate (O'Connor) with a firm conservative. The march to the right starts in earnest now.

UPDATE: It seems the unanimous confirmation may have been by voice vote. He passed out of committee 14-3 and a voice vote is assumed to be unanimous unless someone specifically brings up objections. Check out this review by the Washington Post

2 Comments:

Anonymous leftisthebest said...

The sad thing about all of this is with two possible nominations to the U.S. Supreme Court this draft-dodging president will have an affect on this country for years to come.

How sad.

7/20/2005 06:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Bush boy said...

How GLORIOUS!

7/20/2005 09:59:00 AM  

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