Wednesday, September 14, 2005

John Roberts VS. The Bloviators

I've been sitting at the computer and watching the second round of confirmation hearings for John Roberts. Michelle Malkin had a link to Ankle-Biting Pundits' article 'By The Numbers', in which he talks about how much the senators love to hear their own voice in these processes.

Ankle-Biting Pundits got hold of yesterdays' transcript of the hearing and counted the words for each senator versus the answer from Roberts. You'll see, in his article, that everyone over-talked Roberts, except for Orrin Hatch - 50% to 50%. In fact, Roberts used a few more words than Hatch. Today, it seemed to me to be about even again.

There are many who love to hear themselves speak, those 'very influential senators' that are intent on trying to make this well-versed man say something he could be attacked on later. But, watching Roberts, I don't think they are going to get anything out of him that he doesn't want to give! He's too smart a guy, very eloquent in his speaking, and knows more than these senators! I think it kind of perturbed Senator Kennedy this morning, when he refused to answer a loaded question,until he read the transcript of a memo. GOOD for him!