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Friday, July 22, 2005

Orrin Hatch: Roberts bigger than Jesus

That's barely an exaggeration. I picked this up on Daily Kos, and it's from Orrin Hatch appearing on (what else?) Fox News yesterday. What does he think of Roberts actually having to answer questions about his beliefs and stances? It's a crock. Those who ask questions? Vile sinners. But you can read it for yourself:

I think senators can ask any questions they want. I've said, no matter how dumb the question may be. But the, the nominee doesn't have to answer them and he should not, under the canons of judicial ethics, he should not answer questions on any issue that possibly would come before the Supreme Court. Otherwise, he would be foretelling how he would vote on those issues and then they would hold that against him. So it's a little bit like Biblical Pharisees, you know, who basically are always trying to undermine Jesus Christ, you know, it goes on the same way. If they can catch him in something, they can then criticize -- and the outside groups will go berserk. And that's that what drives the People for the American Way, the Alliance for Justice, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights. They're against any Republican. We knew that just no matter who it was -- it could be the greatest person in the world, and Roberts is, is that -- they would come out against him.

C'mon, Orrin, don't sugar-coat it! Do you think Roberts is an OK guy or what? Like I said before, the Republicans are all "on message" here, and the word is prevent the public from hearing Roberts describe his love of corporatism and religion-based law. Ugh.