Carol Platt Liebau: Giving the ABA Game Away

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Giving the ABA Game Away

This story tells you all you need to know about the ABA game -- and how the left has tried to play it.

As reported yesterday, Judge Roberts received a "well qualified" rating from the ABA. Of course.

And it's long been obvious with anyone with eyes to see or lips to hear that the left has tried to turn the ABA ratings into a partisan evaluation (Mommy, why do all the "well qualified" judges believe in a living Constitution? [ subscription required]). Now, in their desperation, the left gives the game away. In response to the Roberts "well qualified" rating:

But Democrats pointed out that the ABA never got the chance to see nearly 50,000 pages of records related to Roberts' time as associate counsel to President Reagan, or documents relating to his work in the solicitor general's office under the administration of President George H.W. Bush.

No, the silly ABA just based the rating on his recent history as one of the nation's foremost Supreme Court advocates and his work on the D.C. Circuit. Funny how it wasn't obsessed with trying to read the political tea leaves from Judge Roberts' work twenty years ago.

The outcome highlights the wisdom of the President's ABA policy. Maybe being somewhat shut out of the process has restored the ABA's honesty . . .

1 Comments:

Blogger Mr. Twister said...

Funny how it wasn't obsessed with trying to read the political tea leaves from Judge Roberts' work twenty years ago.

Yeah, it is downright hilarious that the Bush Administration refuses to release the information that the American people paid for. Under the US Constitution the Senate is a co-equal partner in the appointment of judges. As such, the US Senate should have access to the same information the President has already reviewed prior to making his nomination.

Why won't the Bush administration relase the information? What are they hiding?

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