Thursday, September 29, 2005

Roberts Confirmed

John Roberts won confirmation as the 17th chief justice of the United States this morning. The vote was 78-22. All 55 of the Senate Republicans voted for confirmation, and the Democrats split evenly with 22 voting for and 22 voting against confirmation.

Confirm Them has a list of who voted which way. Note the names of those voting against Roberts, they are essentially the leadership of the Democratic party. If their judgement causes them to vote against confirming someone as qualified, even-tempered, and accomplished as John Roberts, it should raise concern about how the Democrats reason in general.