"The consciousness of good intentions disdains ambiguity. I shall not, however, multiply professions on this head. My motives must remain in the depository of my own breast. My arguments will be open to all, and may be judged of by all. They shall at least be offered in a spirit which will not disgrace the cause of truth."
-'Publius' The Federalist No. 1
Regardless of whether Judge Roberts is an 'activist,' a 'textualist' or an 'orginalist,' it matters not in any sense at this point in time, for he is about to be confirmed as this nation's 17th Chief Justice to the Supreme Court of the United States.
This assertion should be seen as a foregone conclusion at this point in the procedure. Despite my daily toils and tribulations, I was able to sit down and absorb limited coverage of the confirmation hearings this afternoon. It is with such limited time that I make no mistake in saying 'regardless,' for anyone observing the poise and candor of Judge John Roberts knows how he developed his solid reputation and distinguished resume in his short fifty years and shorter legal career. His ability to recollect the most minute detail of some of the most archaic cases and controversies is unfathomable. Not to mention, his ability to articulate some of the most difficult legal issues with such poignancy and simplicity is nothing short of mind-boggling.
Despite the poisonous barbs flung from those sitting to Chairman Arlen Specter's left, Judge Roberts was able to maintain his composure and run circles around anything that the Democrats believed they had in their arsenal. The Democrats should take a moment and realize that their actions do not come across as noble, nor do they come across as valiant, these attacks are as transparent as the puny rhetoric contained within the attacks. Again, these games played by the politicians matter not in the least since Judge John Roberts could not be handling the situation in a more dignified manner.
Judge John Roberts has, and will continue to prove he is qualified for the position that President Bush has nominated him for, it is not to be the decision of the Senate on the merits whether he ascends to the center chair, it is the Senate's responsibility to determine his qualifications. With each barb lobbed by Senators Ted Kennedy, Joe Biden, Dianne Feinstein and Chuck Schumer; Judge Roberts further illustrates why I, along with others, are beginning to see President Bush plucked the right man to replace Chief Justice Rehnquist.