Monday, September 12, 2005

The Dems and John Roberts

The Senate confirmation hearings for John Roberts began today. With all the devotion that the radical Left is giving to its effort to pin political losses on Bush and Republicans because of Katrina, I wonder if they'll be able to keep up their rhetoric in the Roberts confirmation. Whatever the answer may be, there is no question in my mind that Roberts will get through. His credentials are too good to let the petty attacks of people like Chuck Schumer and Patrick Leahy stop his confirmation. Nonetheless, it won't stop them from trying.

It took no less than one hour before the Democrats considering Roberts' confirmation began making accusations related to Hurricane Katrina. Senators Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Ed Kennedy of Massachusetts took up floor time during the hearings to invoke the tragedy as a reminder of the growing gap between the rich and poor, and the "Supreme Court's need to close that gap." Thankfully, Senator John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, rebuked the two for their use of Katrina to further political interest. As long as Senate Republicans fight back against the Left's attacks, expect no surprises in the Roberts' confirmation.

On another note, Jack Kelley has a must-read piece on the federal government's response to Hurricane Katrina. In the article he sums up why the relief response was actually a successful one, and he points out some important issues that the MSM should consider before they make any more accusations.

Also, Michael Yon has a new dispatch from Iraq, with an update on the Battle for Mosul. Read it.