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  •  Okay Mr. Hatch we get your point (none)
    You sounds like Orrin Hatch advising Roberts not to bother allowing the Senate to perform it's role of advice and consent. I thought this question was answered better than I can do it upthread, but here goes my effort...

    Ginsberg served on the bench much longer than Roberts. Her views were well known- she was a solid liberal whom Hatch told Clinton would be approved by the GOP. Clinton nominated her and the GOP went along with the deal. There was no deal here. Bush once again played dictator and went with someone who hadn't been cleared by anyone on our side, with such a short history on the bench that his views are not known, who hasn't allowed his papers to be fully revealed which might allow us to know his views, and who hid the fact that he was being interviewed for this position while hearing a case from his prospective employers! Roberts didn't just not answer questions, he picked and chose which ones he'd answer (seems like the only ones he dodged were the areas where, based on those old memos, we know his ideas are out of step with most Americans') and on some question just plain filibustered the Senators. Doesn't the fact that no one really knows this guy's views give you pause- especially when the entire right wing media machine seems to know exactly where he stands?!

    Dick should go Cheney himself in the George Bush.

    by Joe Willy on Sat Sep 17, 2005 at 10:21:35 AM PDT

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