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Well, he's kind of had it in for me ever since I accidentally ran over his dog. Actually, replace "accidentally" with "repeatedly," and replace "dog" with "son."

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Hey there, Judge (wink)... goin' somewhere?

According to the LA Times, Bush's nominee for the Supreme Court, John G. Roberts, volunteered and worked pro bono for the gay plaintiffs in Romer v. Evans--the case that overturned Colorado's Amendment 2 that permitted discrimination against gays and lesbians in employment and housing. So John G. Roberts worked to support gay rights, and did so of his own initiative. (Apparently, he helped frame the arguments in such a way that the Supreme Court, not gay-friendly at the time, would accept them.)

The ultra-conservatives won't like that, I'm sure, but they'll fall in line with Bush. And with the moderates, I think Roberts is a shoo-in now.


Anonymous said...

This will sound slightly paranoid, but personnaly My Thoughts are that if bush is backing him them maybe we should hope that he doesn't make it. 

// posted by Jake

Dr. Strangelove said...

Normally, I'd agree with you, Jake... but I just worry about who Bush would nominate instead. I think Roberts may well be the best we're going to get--the best of the worst.

Anonymous said...

I think it is clear that not much is clear about this guy. Normally I might say that this means Bush et al have more information than we do about what Roberts is really like. But given how poorly they vetted Bolton (I don't think they even bothered to look into the possibility that Bolton was mentaly unbalanced), it is possible that Bush is just picking the guy on Rhenquist's advice.  

// posted by Raised By Republicans