Carol Platt Liebau: Not So "Heart Smart"

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Not So "Heart Smart"

How desperate are the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee? They've resorted to talking about John Roberts' heart -- and not in the context of a health issue.

What a profoundly silly discussion. How incredibly narrow minded and arrogant for Democrats to decide that, because he might not share their views, he must be lacking in compassion and caring -- as if a willingness to bend the law to one's own political ends were a sign of deep and generous feeling (let's just leave the entire topic of abortion decently unmentioned).

Obviously, trying to portray John Roberts as an unacceptably out of touch "child of privilege" isn't going to fly from a committee that includes underprivileged, self-made senators of the likes of Ted Kennedy and Dianne Feinstein or from a party who nominated John ("Mr. Teresa Heinz") Kerry for President. Or from senators who so badly mistreated Justice Clarence Thomas of Pin Point, Georgia.

In fact, come to think of it, the Democrats' treatment of Republican judicial nominees generally does very little to convince anyone that they have so much "heart" that they should be worried about John Roberts'.


Blogger Poison Pero said...

Lets get this man to the floor for a vote!!!! There's no need to screw around. Specter needs to force it out of committee and Frist needs to get the full Senate to vote.

Then things can get interesting with #2.

Here's hoping Bush lobs a few Appeals Court judges too.......Give the Dems a few things to handle at once.

He's a gentleman, though, and won't do it.

11:23 PM  

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