Giant and Midgets
I have been listening to the John Roberts nomination hearing for three days now. Here are my observations. It is like watching a giant sparing with a bunch of midgets (Republicans and Democrats alike). John Roberts displayed such an intellectual prowess that it is seem terribly mismatched. I almost feel sorry for the senators. What's a pathetic bunch!
Despite the fact that the senators are the ones who have the innitiative, who control (and know ahead) the questions. They managed to fumble time and time again. Often they asked silly (if not stupid) questions. Their numerous attempts to corner Judge Roberts is so futile that I wonder why they even bother. In the process, they look like fools.
The answers that Judge Roberts give are the only ones that are educational. It taught me so much about our judicial process and philosophy. It confirms my view of government. Mainly that of the three branches of government; the executive branch should be the most innovative and open to change. The legislative branch should be more resistant to change - restraining the executive branchfrom potential over-reaching. The judicial branch should be the one most adverse to change. In that regard, Judge Roberts judicial philosophy fits perfectly.
UPDATE: Liberal senators often asked question that has word like "progress," "advancement." It implies that they want judges and justices to promote "human progress." John Roberts by refusing to answer implicitly said: "It is your job, not mine."