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Revelation in the eye of the storm (Wes Pruden!)
The Washington Times ^ | 09-23-05 | Wesley Pruden

Posted on 09/22/2005 10:33:28 PM PDT by smoothsailing

Revelation in the eye of the storm

By Wesley Pruden

THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Published September 23, 2005

Sometime in the 19th hour of the Senate grilling of John G. Roberts, one of the senators leaned over to whisper into the ear of a colleague: "If this were a prizefight, the referee would have to stop it."    

 None of his Democratic tormentors, in fact, had laid a glove on the president's nominee to be the chief justice of the United States. There was blood on the floor, but all of it shed by Democratic senators. There was no work for a cut man in the judge's corner.    

 The lifeless forms of senators lay scattered across the landscape with jaws agape, arms and legs akimbo in exhausted repose, and when sweet silence settled at last upon the ornate Senate conference room Joe Biden had given himself terminal catarrh by the sheer volume of the goatish gas forced through his windpipe with endless rants, recitations, declamations, orations and soliloquies disguised as questions.

Teddy Kennedy, the gasbag emeritus of the world's most abusive body, had all but put himself to sleep with his own repetitious tedium. Chuck Schumer, who looks as if he had been marinated in toxic brine when he attempts a smile, stumbled like a schoolboy over the learned questions assembled by aides. Judge Roberts could only look pleased with himself.    

 Well, why not?    

 Nevertheless, the outline of yesterday's 13-5 vote by the Judiciary Committee to send the Roberts nomination to the full Senate reveals clearly the Democratic strategy to derail the president's next nomination to fill the seat to be vacated by Sandra Day O'Connor.    

 Three Democrats joined the 10 Republicans on the committee to send the nomination to the Senate with a recommendation to vote "aye.".......

(Excerpt) Read more at washtimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 109th; johnroberts; pruden; robertshearings

1 posted on 09/22/2005 10:33:28 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Teddy Kennedy, the gasbag emeritus of the world's most abusive body, had all but put himself to sleep with his own repetitious tedium. Chuck Schumer, who looks as if he had been marinated in toxic brine when he attempts a smile, stumbled like a schoolboy over the learned questions assembled by aides.

LMAO! I like the way this guy writes. Thanks for the night cap.


2 posted on 09/22/2005 10:42:06 PM PDT by Just Lori (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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To: smoothsailing
one of the senators leaned over to whisper into the ear of a colleague: "If this were a prizefight, the referee would have to stop it."

Do we know who this was? Sessions? Graham? Cornyn? Those are my guesses in order.

3 posted on 09/22/2005 10:42:43 PM PDT by msnimje (Cogito Ergo Sum Republican)
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To: Spanaway Lori
Chuck Schumer, who looks as if he had been marinated in toxic brine when he attempts a smile

There's another good one, nightcap-wise!

4 posted on 09/22/2005 10:44:44 PM PDT by JennysCool (Non-Y2K-Compliant)
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To: msnimje
I like your guesses, but being familiar with Pruden's style, my guess is he probably was taking a little "poetic license". ;)
5 posted on 09/22/2005 10:54:01 PM PDT by smoothsailing (Qui Nhon Turtle)
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To: smoothsailing
My preference for O'Connor's replacement would be Janice Rogers Brown.
6 posted on 09/22/2005 10:54:13 PM PDT by sourcery (Givernment: The way the average voter spells "government.")
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To: Spanaway Lori
My pleasure, Lori! Pruden's good, he takes no prisoners! ;)
7 posted on 09/22/2005 10:56:14 PM PDT by smoothsailing (Qui Nhon Turtle)
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To: smoothsailing
Don't forget...

Sen."s Kennedy and Biden still 'chair' the ETHICS Comittee!!

8 posted on 09/22/2005 10:59:48 PM PDT by Nitro (I)
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To: sourcery
I wholeheartedly agree!
9 posted on 09/22/2005 11:01:12 PM PDT by smoothsailing (Qui Nhon Turtle)
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To: Nitro
That's roughly the equivalent of Cuba and North Korea "chairing" the UN Human Rights Commission.
10 posted on 09/22/2005 11:07:55 PM PDT by smoothsailing (Qui Nhon Turtle)
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To: smoothsailing
You do know Libya is doing it now?
11 posted on 09/22/2005 11:22:03 PM PDT by Nitro (I)
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To: smoothsailing

It was a thing of beauty to behold. Judge Roberts showed the world what true intellect was and, by the end of those hearing, held up for all to see, the defining example of the "Peter Principle".


12 posted on 09/23/2005 1:57:25 AM PDT by RetSignman
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To: RetSignman
The Peter principle is:
a. All liberals are gas bags.
b. Never look a gift horse in the mouth.
c. Employees/politicians/administrators/FEMA directors rise the the level of their incompetence.
d. Shoot them all now, sort them out later.
13 posted on 09/23/2005 2:39:27 AM PDT by carumba
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To: smoothsailing
Teddy Kennedy, the gasbag emeritus of the world's most abusive body, had all but put himself to sleep with his own repetitious tedium.

Well I think he summed him up very well.

14 posted on 09/23/2005 2:40:24 AM PDT by stockpirate (John Kerry & FBI files ==> http://www.freerepublic.com/~stockpirate/)
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To: Spanaway Lori

Teddy was reading from his script. I think all Teddy does is get the script from his chief of staff, go out and read it, and then go to Yacht club for a couple of gin and tonics.


15 posted on 09/23/2005 2:49:27 AM PDT by rcocean (Copyright is theft and loved by Hollywood socialists)
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To: smoothsailing

"pander to the party's loopy base"
"Dianne Feinstein...from San Francisco, where playing straight is a recipe for suicide."

Classic lines. LOL


16 posted on 09/23/2005 6:31:55 AM PDT by Smartaleck
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To: rcocean

I believe that scotch is his preference.


17 posted on 09/23/2005 6:43:12 AM PDT by doberville
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