<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: John Roberts: chief umpire?

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

John Roberts: chief umpire?

Bush's nominee for chief umpire - er, chief justice of the Supreme Court said this at yesterday's confirmation hearing:

"I will remember that it's my job to call balls and strikes, and not to pitch or bat."

So every issue that comes before him will be either a ball or a strike...right or wrong...black or white...with us or against us.

Pitchers and batters, at least, have more than a binary relationship with the ball. But then, this is Bush's nominee, isn't it?

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/13/politics/politicsspecial1/
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