Thursday, September 29, 2005

Roberts Roll Call Hall of Shame

It's Zima time!

The Washington Post reports that John G. Roberts was sworn in as Chief Justice today after receiving a 78 - 22 vote in the Senate. Here's the roll call of naysayers:
NO - 22 Democrats
Akaka, Hawaii
Bayh, Ind.
Biden, Del.
Cantwell, Wash.
Clinton, N.Y.
Corzine, N.J.
Durbin, Ill.
Feinstein, Calif.
Harkin, Iowa
Kennedy, Mass.
Kerry, Mass.
Lautenberg, N.J.
Obama, Ill.
Reed, R.I.
Reid, Nev.
Sarbanes, Md.
Stabenow, Mich.

Do you think they have their first drafts of press releases ready for tomorrow, should Bush announce a nominee to replace Rhenquist? The blogosphere is already circling the wagons.

Posts Blue, grousing about how many Dems approved Roberts and how few opportunities occur to install a Chief Justice: "Now you know why some people like me were a little upset at Democrats for not pressing Roberts harder to answer questions regarding existing civil rights laws." Billmon [who can be counted on to show up some time to call me an effing fascist] breaks his silence on Roberts, noting "the stealth coating on Roberts's judicial philosophy made it through his hearings with barely a scratch." Drudge is on record with a post titled "Red Meat for Yellow Dogs," which no longer appears on the site.

Nota Bene: These Senators - all Democrats - had no reason to vote Roberts down. Except that he was nominated by George W. Bush. The coming circus should be vicious, since the tigers haven't been fed.

Cross-posted @ GMC.


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At 6:28 PM, Blogger tee bee said...

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At 10:54 PM, Anonymous Billmon said...

OK. If it makes you feel better: You're an effing fascist.

Happy now?

At 3:23 PM, Blogger tee bee said...

Yay, Bill! You've got two more blogs to go. See ya 'round.


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