Today during his comments Ted Kennedy stated, "The Supreme Court must serve as an independent check on abuses by the executive branch and the protector of our liberties, not a cheerleader for an imperial presidency.". Does he not understand that the Supreme Court must also serve as a check against the legislative branch, as well? (See: Any high school civics textbook, for proof.)
During the Roberts hearings I personally heard and remember very well, the sound bite of Charles Schumer (in a press conference, not in the hearing) referring to the Court as an entity that "made law". Nice to see that Charles was wanting to share something, but most high school government students know that the SC interprets law and they have their hands full with that.. Maybe it was a Freudian slip, maybe that's what the Dems want, because they sure cannot win elections.
With that and today's display of ignorance by Teddy (et.al), it's a wonder that anyone wants to be a part of this process, at all. If a person that wants to serve as a SC Justice has to go through a drunken, murderous senator that isn't able to articulate the function of the SC in the first place, it says a lot about the state of our union. It certainly says a lot about the voters that live in Massachusetts.
WitNit has linked to the complete transcripts of today's proceedings.