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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

MORE ON ROBERTS: Naturally, there's the fear that Roberts could be Son of Souter. Never fear, says John Hinderaker of the notoriously sensible Power Line Blog:
Pop the champagne corks, conservatives. Roberts is a fantastic choice, a brilliant and bulletproof conservative. And it was fun to see Pat Leahy and Chuck Schumer on television tonight; they looked just awful. After President Bush's terrific, upbeat presentation of Roberts, and Roberts' graceful, brief talk, Leahy and Schumer sounded like they had just dropped in from another planet. They were dour, hateful, and came across as sad and pathetic minions who have been sent on a hopeless mission by their bosses at "People for the American Way." It's a great day for conservatives and for America. Thanks to President Bush for nominating the best person for the job--or, certainly, one of the best people, along with McConnell, Luttig and one or two others--rather than taking the easy, politically correct way out. The only thing inhibiting my own champagne consumption is that I have to go on the radio in an hour or so. UPDATE: I met Roberts a month and a half ago at the graduation party of a high school student we both know. In addition to the qualities mentioned above, he has another one that should help him significantly in the next few months -- a fine sense of humor.