Thursday, September 29, 2005

Roberts Confirmed

John G. Roberts has been confirmed as the Chief Justice of the United States by a Senate vote of 78-22. Twenty-two Democrats and Independent Jim Jeffords joined all 55 Republicans in supporting the nomination. This is a valuable lesson: a mainstream conservative can be approved with upwards of three-quarters of the Senate's votes and a minimum of histrionics.

Here's hoping that the next confirmation process goes similarly. See what consultation, comity and a decent nominee can get you?


At 12:52 PM, Blogger Jerry said...

I've said it before, I'll say it again. One Democrat (thank you, Senator Boxer) dared to vote against the Iraq War. But when we get a SCOTUS candidate whose worst baggage is that he's a bit dodgy at answering questions, suddenly 22 of them find a spine.

Those of you who worry that the Repub's ongoing scandals may topple them from power need not worry. Democrats are doing their best to make sure nobody in America views them as a credible alternative.


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