Wednesday, July 20, 2005

We Have Just Begun To Fight

His name is John G. Roberts, Jr. and you will be seeing and hearing alot about this man who will decide our future, if nominated as a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

He is a conservative wrapped in a pretty bow. He is youngish, 50, and ifapproved by the U.S. Senate, will be able to shape our Nation's laws for many years to come.

What we know about this man is that he is a Washington insider who clerked for William Rehnquist when Rehnquist was an associate justice and worked in Bonzo's and Daddy's administrations.

He is a long-standing member of the Republican National Lawyers Association who gave little brother Jeb private legal advice during the 2000 presidential election recount.

He is no friend of gays or gay marriage. He was the one who convicted a young girl who was caught eating french fries on the Washington DC metro system where eating food is prohibited.
This guy likes to send a message, his message and interpertation of the law.

Some parts of his record contradicts itself when it is useful to do so. He is quoted as saying that a women's right to choose was "wrongly decided and should be overruled". When he was up for a judgeship, he played down that earlier statement, explaining that he made the administration's case against Roe V. Wade only because that was his responsibility as its lawyer.

So what we have is a guy that can speak from both sides of his mouth when it serves his purpose.

I am not personally surprised by the nomination. But the battle lines are already drawn. Look for a long and vigorous battle waged from both sides.

5 comments:

Cement Brunette said...

Yes, but we were all expecting this. No way in hell was Bush going to nominate a moderate or liberal. If you are looking for a silver lining, this guy is probably the lesser of evils out of the other potential nominees.

I'm just sayin' is all...

Jim said...

Unfortunately expected and when you're picking shades of bad, he is as gray as any.

Aside from arresting 12-year old girls for eating fries on the DC Metro and his convenient memory re: Roe V. Wade, there is also his stellar stance on environmental issues. Again, not surprising.

Keep in mind this man was crazy enough to take on Microsoft too.

Sheesh, how many more years of this do we have?

hbjock said...

Hey stud, where you been hiding? Haven't heard from you in forever =(.

Qivan said...

Aren't you Canadian, or do you just live here part of the time?

Will said...

Above and beyond his own conservatism, his wife is a rabid Catholic and fiercely opposed to abortion. I expect a big fight over Rowe v. Wade.