Saturday, September 24, 2005

Roberts Rules

Judge John Roberts will be the next Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. It's really sad, though, that only three Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee decided to support him -- Leahy, Kohl and Feingold.

There's no question that Judge Roberts is a conservative. So is George Bush. But, it was plainly obvious throughout the Senate hearings that John Roberts is somebody who is both intellectually and temperamentally qualified.

The Democratic Party is demonstrating once again why the Republicans control both the House and the Senate as well as the White House. As David Brooks pointed out on the News Hour with Jim Lehrer, "the reason a lot of Democrats voted against Roberts is because they're in the throe of their interest groups."

George Bush could easily have sent to the Senate an idealogue. But John Roberts is no John Bolton. The Democrats should have acted just as the Republicans did when Bill Clinton's nominee Judge Ruth Ginsberg won her confirmation ninety-six to three.

Why are Democrats so stupid? The answer is simple. M-O-N-E-Y. The whole political process is this country revolves around campaign contributions. And where does all that money get spent? Mostly on 30-second attack ads. What's the solution? I propose a constitutional amendment banning political commercials on television.


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