September 20, 2005

Roberts Endorsements

So far, the Washington Post, Boston Globe and now the reliably liberal L.A. Times have endorsed the confirmation of Judge Roberts as chief justice, all of which leaves the New York Times looking kind of silly. Here's how the L.A. Times editorial begins:

It will be a damning indictment of petty partisanship in Washington if an overwhelming majority of the Senate does not vote to confirm John G. Roberts Jr. to be the next chief justice of the United States. As last week's confirmation hearings made clear, Roberts is an exceptionally qualified nominee, well within the mainstream of American legal thought, who deserves broad bipartisan support. If a majority of Democrats in the Senate vote against Roberts, they will reveal themselves as nothing more than self-defeating obstructionists.

That sounds about right.

Posted by dan at September 20, 2005 12:28 PM