Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Rightee-Oh John!

Bush's nominee for the Supremes looks like a hard right anti-abortion guy.

...those who know Roberts say he, unlike Souter, is a reliable conservative who can be counted on to undermine if not immediately overturn liberal landmarks like abortion rights and affirmative action. Indicators of his true stripes cited by friends include: clerking for Rehnquist, membership in the Federalist Society, laboring in the Ronald Reagan White House counsel's office and at the Justice Department into the Bush years, working with Kenneth Starr among others, and even his lunchtime conversations at Hogan & Hartson. "He is as conservative as you can get," one friend puts it. In short, Roberts may combine the stealth appeal of Souter with the unwavering ideology of Scalia and Thomas.
(via Josh Marshall .)

Should be interesting. I also suspect that Bush has hopes of distracting the press from Rove's political death throes. Fat chance.