Tuesday, September 13, 2005

John Roberts Dodges Bullets


The confirmation hearings on John Roberts' nomination to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court started on Monday and continued today. Both yesterday and today centered mostly around 2 themes: 1.) The Republican members of the Committee shielded Roberts from very important questions about his judicial philosophy, while, 2.) The Democratic members clearly asking questions intended to find out Roberts stance on key legal issues, such as abortion and civil/equal rights.
I got so fucking frustrated with Roberts' continually dodging all these questions with, "I think I should stay away from discussion of specific issues", or "That's something that I'm going to have to draw the line in the sand", or, " I feel the need to stay away from a discussion of specific cases."
He is going for the position of highest ranking judge in the United States, and he dosen't want to make decisions or discuss specific cases? How the hell are we suppossed to know if he's qualified, or biased if he wont even answer one question?
Be afraid. Be very afraid.