September 13, 2005

Kinda shakes your faith in representative government...

A reader e-mails:

Hope someone is keeping track of Senator time vs. Roberts time. I think it is running 4 to 1 to the blowhards. And he's running rings around them.

and Pejman writes:

I did catch the whole of John Roberts's statement. It was given without notes and with great rhetorical power and effect. It is easy to see why he was such a capable and successful advocate before the Supreme Court and the quality of his intellect fairly shone through.

I imagine that there is now much less chance that hostile Senators will actually try to engage Roberts with questions. Instead, they will likely try to hector him with speeches that end with something along the lines of "When did you stop beating your wife?" To do otherwise is to engage Roberts in a genuine battle of wits, which would put some of the Senators at a distinct disadvantage.
Posted by John Weidner at September 13, 2005 2:08 PM
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