Palm Beach Post endorses John Roberts
My local newspaper did so in their lead editorial today. Though it was hardly a ringing endorsement.
Though Judge Roberts wouldn't be our choice, he gave the Senate no clear reason to reject him.
The paper also went after Senate Minority leader Harry Reid. Senator Reid said on Tuesday he would vote no on Roberts.
And Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., will vote no for the worst reason: George Bush won the 2004 election.
Sen. Reid might have a good point if he were deciding based on Judge Roberts' early writings on civil rights, privacy and federalism. Instead, Sen. Reid said presidents are "not entitled to much deference" regarding their choices for the high court. He wouldn't feel that way if President John Kerry were choosing, and he won't feel that way if he's in the Senate when the next Democrat is in the White House.
With the exception of Reid, The New York Times and hard left groups, few democrats are opposing Roberts. As soon as Roberts is confirmed, I'm certain Bush will make the announcement of who he will select to replace Sandra Day O'Connor. I still support the pick of Janice Rogers Brown. Her selection and confirmation will not be a quiet affair.