07/28/2005: Good question...
Josh Marshall asks a very good question concerning the latest brouhaha over the John Roberts Supreme Court nomination:
Out of the corner of my eye I've been watching this growing dispute over whether and which 'documents' about Judge Roberts the White House will turn over to the senate as part of his confirmation hearings. And quite apart from the particular documents in question, I'm wondering what the argument is, precisely, for the White House having access to any more information in the process of nominating Roberts than the Senate should have in confirming him.Excellent question, though of course I'm not expecting any good answers from this bAdministration. Given their past history, I can only assume that there's something embarassing in the documents that they're desperately trying to hide.
It seems like a basic point of logic. Why should the senate's call be, by definition, less well-informed than the president's?
Len on 07.28.05 @ 07:05 AM CST