Who is John Roberts?

There is an extensive and thoughtful profile of the man in today's NYT that made me feel better about him.


Pete said...

personally, I'm with this guy.

Jane said...

I can't really bring myself to get heavily involved in opposing this guy's nomination. Not on more than a symbolic level, anyway. The fact is, Bush could have nominated a much worse candidate. And there's no chance in hell he's going to nominate someone better (i.e. less conservative) if Roberts isn't confirmed -- which he will be, given the balance of congress currently.

Brando said...

The thing is, we knew we were going to get a conservative. The relief is that Roberts is not a batshit-crazy, promise-keeping, birth-control-denying True Believer(tm). Nor does he seem like an I'm-going-to-take-a-dump-on-affirmative-action-right-after-I-exploit-it sleaze like Clarence Thomas. He seems more like a cross between Ned Flanders and Judge Smails from Caddyshack. Which makes the Wonkette-esque gay jokes also reminscent of The Simpsons ("stupid sexy Flanders").

Personally, I think it's the smartest political move this adminisration has made that hasn't involved ursurping international law or driving up the deficit.