Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Document Dump

What we mostly found out from the 75,000 pages of documents that the White House released on Supreme Court nominee John Roberts is that he was one of those annoying people who was the smartest kids in the class, always had their hand up, always had that smug little sneer. When he takes the “Which Harry Potter character are you?” quizzes, he is Hermione.

I really feel sorry for a guy who at the age of twenty-six was already a conservative tight-ass lawyer, and now he’s going to spend the rest of his life hermetically sealed in the rarified air of the United States Supreme Court. Not only will he go through life without any real contact with people any more, he won’t have a clue as to what life is like on the other side of the bench. All he’ll get to do is read about it. What kind of life is that? And what kind of rulings will he make?

By the way, it turns out that he was a big help to the 2000 Florida recount for the Bush team. It pays to have friends in high places. Or high friends…