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September 13, 2005

We DO have 3 political parties in the USA - Dems, Repubs and the MSM

And the MSM pretends to be "objective" even when they offer blatant headlines like this

Roberts Dodges Specifics on Abortion

WASHINGTON - Supreme Court nominee John Roberts jousted with Democratic senators Tuesday at his confirmation hearing to be chief justice, dodging their attempts to pin down his opinions on abortion, voting rights and other legal issues.

Roberts said he felt the landmark 1973 ruling legalizing abortion was "settled as a precedent" and that the Constitution provides a right to privacy.

But when senators pressed for details on his opinions — even to the point of interrupting his answers — Roberts said repeatedly that he shouldn't address some issues that could come before the Supreme Court with him as chief justice.

Obviously, anyone who has even a fleeting acquaintence with the Ruth Ginsberg confirmation hearings understands Roberts' answer was the only proper one to give.
At one point, Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., who has indicated he may run for president in 2008, accused Roberts of "filibustering."

"Go ahead and continue not to answer," said Biden. Later, he interrupted Roberts and when criticized, insisted, "His answers are misleading, with all due respect."

Looks like Biden has been losing his memory as fast has he has lost his hair. Compare his perfidious slams against Roberts with his own statements from the Ruth Ginsberg hearings:
Biden said “the public is best served by questions that initiate a dialog with the nominee, not about how she will decide any specific case that may come before her, but about the spirit and the method she will bring to the task of judging. There is a real difference … between questions that focus on specific results or outcomes, the answers to which would risk compromising a nominee’s independence and impartiality, and questions on judicial methods and philosophy. The former can undermine the dispassionate and unprejudiced judgment we expect the nominee to exercise as a Justice. But the latter are essential and contribute critically to our public dialog.”
With the AP so fully in the Dem corner and doing politicking masquaraded as "reporting", do they come under the McCain-Feingold?

Posted by Darleen at September 13, 2005 01:01 PM


Well, that's the Dem's for you. Yesterday's gospel is today's blasphemy. It just so happens that the worst offenders, Kennedy, "son of coal miner" Biden, and Leahy were on the committee.

Posted by: Howard Larson at September 13, 2005 06:54 PM