Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Thank you! During the 2004 Presidential campaign, the impending Supreme Court vacancy(s) was the big issue out there waiting to solidify conservatives and to finally put an end to, or at least curtail judicial activism. This was probably the one issue that rallied the most support for President Bush over all others. With the announcement of John Roberts as his choice to fill the first vacancy, that campaign promise seems to have not been forgotten. Roberts seems to be the perfect choice for the court. His intellect is undeniable, his character appears impeccable and he seems to have a demonstrable track record of being a strict constructionist, using the constitution as his guide, not world or popular opinion. The other benefit to this choice is that it will make fools of the liberals in the Senate who will not be able to contain themselves and will need to try to shoot down this appointment. It will be like insects to a bug zapper. They won't be able to hold back. Already liberals like Schumer, and Durbin have promised to make fools of themselves by tipping their hand as to how they feel about Roberts. Liberal groups like Moveon are going to attempt to either smear Roberts or do their best to influence the liberals in the senate to vote against him. They will fail. And it will be glorious! Of course there's no assurance how anyone will prove to be as a Supreme Court justice, but given the current tone in Washington, this seems to be a brilliant choice by the President. The confirmation process will be entertaining to say the least. Way to go, George!