Skip to comments.Revelation in the eye of the storm (Wes 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.".......
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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.
Do we know who this was? Sessions? Graham? Cornyn? Those are my guesses in order.
There's another good one, nightcap-wise!
Sen."s Kennedy and Biden still 'chair' the ETHICS Comittee!!
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".
Well I think he summed him up very well.
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.
"pander to the party's loopy base"
"Dianne Feinstein...from San Francisco, where playing straight is a recipe for suicide."
Classic lines. LOL
I believe that scotch is his preference.