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  •  thanks for posting this (4.00)
    I switched to C-Span just now to hear Kennedy's questioning.

    Thomas, Ashcroft, Rice, they all lied and they all got confirmed and then they got in office and did their damage.  Roberts is claiming now he agrees the voting rights act should be extended.  What a hypocrite.  Roberts opposed denying federal funding to colleges that practiced discrimination, and he is now trying to justify that.  Unfortunately Kennedy and he are being so dense and legalistic that Joe and Jane Averagevoter have no idea what they are talking about...

    Somehow we have got to start learning how to talk about these issues in a way that average people can understand.

    The only good thing I can say about this guy is that he will prevent Antonin Scalia from ever becoming Chief Justice of the United States, and that is a good thing.  No matter how bad he is, he isn't Scalia.  Scalia richly deserves the disappointment of not getting the job after he practically campaigned for it for years.

    •  small victories (none)
      You're right about Scalia!  That would have been a true national disaster.

      I wish that Kennedy had been a little more succinct in his questioning, because by the time Roberts finally had the chance to say "Those weren't my opinions; I was merely representing the position of the Reagan administration,"  Kennedy had no time to rebut with something like, "Yes, but you chose to represent the Reagan administration.  It is not illogical to suggest that you shared Reagan's opnions on these various acts (voting rights, etc.)."

      "I'm not interested in that same liberal claptrap. That meow, meow, meow, ironic detachment." -- Stephen Colbert

      by SneakySnu on Tue Sep 13, 2005 at 08:39:59 AM PDT

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