Saturday, July 23, 2005
Chutzpah award: This week's award goes to the junior senator from Massachusetts -- John Kerry.
Democratic Sen. John Kerry urged the White House on Friday to release "in their entirety" all documents and memos from Supreme Court nominee John Roberts' tenure in two Republican administrations.
"We cannot do our duty if either Judge Roberts or the Bush administration hides elements of his professional record," said the Massachusetts senator who was his party's presidential candidate last year.
Democrats on the Hill always ask for these documents -- knowing full well that they've no right to them. They did it to D.C. Circuit Court nominee Miguel Estrada -- prompting every single living former solicitor general (Democrat and Republican) to rebuke them.
But, in the interest of promoting comity in Washington, D.C., I propose that President Bush pledge to follow Kerry's example vis a vis his own military records. He'll give the records to the Senate about six months after it doesn't matter anymore.