Final Thoughts About John Roberts
After watching several hours of hearings, I have concluded that John Roberts is absolutely one of the most intelligent, polished and charismatic men that Bush has ever tried to appoint, hire, nominate or endorse.
Alas, I find his brilliance at sidestepping questions and offering substantive replies that turn out to be non-replies once the transcripts are read make him of man of dubious trustworthiness.
I just don't think he'll be able to separate his extreme right-wing personal views and his Bushian, big business agenda from interpreting laws in an even-handed manner with regard to ordinary citizens and taxpayers.
He seems like a sincere man, and a man of good character.
I just don't think he's the best man to become our next Chief Justice.
At first, I thought he might be wise enough to "appear" to tow the Bush line, then once he took his seat on the bench, he might become his own man and interpret the laws in a fair and just manner.
I just don't trust that he will, after all.
I would love to hire him as my lawyer as a plaintiff, because he's slicker than greased owl shit.
I just don't think we need a Chief Justice whose slickness might serve the unbalanced and greedy nature of the ultra right-wing, religious fundamentalist, xenophobic, pro-big business Bush fascist agenda.
John Roberts was close, but no cigar.