The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday endorsed John Roberts to be the Supreme Court’s next chief justice, sending the nomination to the full Senate for a confirmation vote, scheduled for next week.Haven't we already received enough proof that George W. Bush's judgement is not to be trusted? And the Democratic leadership wonders why they lose elections. Here's an idea: stand up for your core values and let the political stormclouds be damned. This pisses me off to no end. Say good bye to women's rights, privacy rights, and say hello to the 1930's.
The vote was 13 to 5, with the committee's majority of 10 Republicans united behind Roberts.
Democratic Sens. Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Sen. Herb Kohl and Russ Feingold, both of Wisconsin decided to support making the conservative judge the nation’s 17th chief justice.
Sens. Tim Johnson of South Dakota, Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Max Baucus of Montana have announced their support for Roberts. Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana has indicated she is leaning toward voting for the nominee. Sen. Kent Conrad of North Dakota is viewed as a possible vote for him, as well.
Thursday, September 22, 2005
So much for finally getting a chance to clearly define what Democrats stand for: