We have said it before, but it bears repeating. James Taranto (pictured at right), WSJ Best of the Web Blogger (as if mere "blogger" does him justice), is too cool for words. He linked the Conservative Bloggers Who Support The Gay Judge Roberts again in his Best of the Web series yesterday (September 12, 2005).
Meanwhile, the Conservative Bloggers Who Support The Gay Judge Roberts continue to support Judge Roberts, straight or gay, as the posturing and self congratulatory speeches, we mean hearings, begin.
After reviewing the summaries of the excerpts of the hearings, they had a few thoughts.
For example, they were impressed that despite his boyish good looks, charm, rapid rise to power, and otherwise great in every way, Judge Roberts seeks to remain humble on the Court. No rob-itis for this Chief Justice.
Being humble doesn't mean Judge Roberts won't be one tough buttox kicking bee-atch if a mere associate justice should push the wrong buttons. Just check out this "don't make me stop this car" look for when Ginsberg complains about not getting to write the official court opinion in a 9-0 statutory construction case (below).
During his opening statement, Judge Roberts played it by the book, noting:
Judges must have the "humility to recognize that they operate within a system of precedent ... the modesty to be open in the decisional process to the considered views of their colleagues on the bench," he added.
He then pointed out that there was nothing wrong with a sense of style, and the old fashioned drab black robes might be a thing of the past.
Judge Roberts also showed his true class and sense of patriotism by making two baseball analogies during his speech. For you leftists, baseball is the game of red blooded Americans. If you were looking for a soccer reference, wait until a Marxist, thug or child is nominated for Surpeme Court justice.
Two Democrats showed their class as well, making Katrina references during their opening statements. Nothing like grandstanding red herrings.
There also seemed to be a debate during statements about whether Judge Roberts should answer all of the questions posed to him. Apparently, Seantor Kennedy was debating himself.
These hearings should go quickly and smoothly. I suspect by the end of the week that Judge Roberts will playing that funky music and popping the cap on his Zima.
Cross posted at CBWSTGJR.