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Former Law Partner on Roberts ("He'll almost certainly vote to overturn Roe")
ConfirmThem.com ^ | July 21, 2005 | Ryan K.

Posted on 07/21/2005 3:01:36 PM PDT by Oliver Optic

One of John Roberts’ law partners at Hogan & Hartson was none other than Sandy “how’d that National Archive doc get in my pants” Berger.

When the President announced Roberts as the nominee, Berger was watching in a waiting room with radio host Michael Medved. Medved recalls this private conversation:

Berger: My God, my law partner! … He’s one of the most intelligent people I’ve ever met.

Medved: Like off-the-charts kind of intelligence?

Berger: Yes. In any meeting he’s always the smartest guy there. He’s just unbelievably smart. And he’s modest about it which makes him very hard to go up against.

Medved: What do you think, is he personally conservative, moderately conservative?

Berger: Very, very conservative. He’ll almost certainly vote to overturn Roe.

Medved: Will he be confirmed?

Berger: Yes, he will. He is a very charming guy, but he’ll be confirmed. There will be a fight though.

Medved: Why will there be a fight?

Berger: Because he’s so conservative.


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For what it's worth.
1 posted on 07/21/2005 3:01:37 PM PDT by Oliver Optic
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To: Oliver Optic

LW moonbats will go bonkers on this


2 posted on 07/21/2005 3:04:02 PM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: Oliver Optic

Will be great if true, but Sandy Burglar's word is not trustworthy.


3 posted on 07/21/2005 3:04:30 PM PDT by thoughtomator (How many liberties shall we give up to maintain the pretense that we are not at war with Islam?)
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To: Oliver Optic

If he votes to overturn the Kelo, Ct. decision, he'll be okay.


4 posted on 07/21/2005 3:04:49 PM PDT by jw777
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To: Oliver Optic

I'm surprised he didn't back up his comments by pulling a Roberts file out of his pants and showing Medved pages of background info.


5 posted on 07/21/2005 3:06:18 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Dean won't call Osama guilty without a trial, but DeLay and Rove should be in jail)
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To: Darkwolf377
I'm surprised he didn't back up his comments by pulling a Roberts file out of his pants and showing Medved pages of background info.

He left those in his other pair of pants.

6 posted on 07/21/2005 3:18:10 PM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: coconutt2000

LOL "Damn, I'm wearing my culture-chat pants, not my judiciary file pants."


7 posted on 07/21/2005 3:23:27 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Dean won't call Osama guilty without a trial, but DeLay and Rove should be in jail)
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To: Oliver Optic

The fact that Roberts was a partner to Sandy Berger makes me think Roberts is not truly conservative. The two would not co exist happily. It makes no sense. A conservative would be frustrated (or worse) daily with a liberal partner.


8 posted on 07/21/2005 3:23:29 PM PDT by Countyline
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To: jw777
If he votes to overturn the Kelo, Ct. decision, he'll be okay.

I think that's a lead pipe cinch.

If not, we've got real problems.

9 posted on 07/21/2005 3:25:39 PM PDT by Oliver Optic
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To: Countyline
Well, keep in mind this wasn't a two-man office but a huge Washington law firm with lots of partners.

Not a "Hey, you want to go into practice together?" thing.

10 posted on 07/21/2005 3:28:11 PM PDT by Oliver Optic
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To: Countyline
A conservative would be frustrated (or worse) daily with a liberal partner.

Not if he knew how to handle him. Berger comes off as a little intimidated by Roberts.

11 posted on 07/21/2005 3:28:35 PM PDT by SpringheelJack
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To: Countyline
Don't large law firms have LOTS of partners? In fact, isn't that one of the things they hold out, kind of like tenure?
In other words, it wasn't "Roberts & Burglar attorneys at law."
12 posted on 07/21/2005 3:29:32 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: SpringheelJack

Interesting, isn't it? Berger seems almost in awe of him.


13 posted on 07/21/2005 3:30:24 PM PDT by Oliver Optic
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To: Lx

Exactly.


14 posted on 07/21/2005 3:31:02 PM PDT by Oliver Optic
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To: Oliver Optic

LOL...all these bozos blasting garbage out over him including Annie Oakley...will ALL have to eat there words...LOL


15 posted on 07/21/2005 3:32:46 PM PDT by shield (The Greatest Scientific Discoveries of the Century Reveal God!!!! by Dr. H. Ross, Astrophysicist)
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To: Darkwolf377
LOL "Damn, I'm wearing my culture-chat pants, not my judiciary file pants.

Honey, does this portfolio make my ass look fat?

16 posted on 07/21/2005 3:39:37 PM PDT by papertyger (Power concedes nothing without a demand. Frederick Douglass)
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To: Countyline
The fact that Roberts was a partner to Sandy Berger makes me think Roberts is not truly conservative. The two would not co exist happily. It makes no sense. A conservative would be frustrated (or worse) daily with a liberal partner.

Not true. Even in a small firm the two can co-exist if there is mutual trust and respect. In a large firm like Hogan it is very possible to despise a fellow partner but work for the same operation. The only time their paths would absolutely have to cross would be the annual Christmas party.

I do have one small concern, however silly. I noticed Roberts wife is a member of the American Bar Association. I don't know any pro-life conservatives who are members of that organization, and I know way too many lawyers.

17 posted on 07/21/2005 3:39:48 PM PDT by old and tired
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To: Oliver Optic

Thanks for the report. And unlike his partner, John Roberts doesn't sneak out classified documents in his pants.


18 posted on 07/21/2005 3:45:27 PM PDT by doug from upland (The Hillary documentary is coming)
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To: old and tired

DID YOU READ THE ARTICLE YESTERDAY BY ANN COULTER POSTED HERE?
SHE NOTED THAT ROBERTS HAD NEVER STATED AN OPINION OF HIS OWN FOR 50 YEARS. HE REPRESENTED HIS CLIENTS.

ooooopppss!
Sorry for the caps. Just noticed it. No intention of shouting. Please forgive me .... I do not want to retype the above.

Wouldn't it be a 'coup; if they (the liberals) got a ringer by us? That essentially is what happened with the former President Bush Senior. His nomination to the Supreme turned out to be liberal..

Of course the liberals will have to make it look good. We need to look at this John Roberts closely. A true unknown as to his politics ... according to Ann Coulter.


19 posted on 07/21/2005 4:48:44 PM PDT by Countyline
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To: papertyger
LOL!

I know it's risky to wear files printed on white paper before Labor Day, but...

20 posted on 07/22/2005 10:08:23 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Dean won't call Osama guilty without a trial, but DeLay and Rove should be in jail)
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