Am I a conservative?

Why nominate John Roberts to the Supreme Court when he has the memory more worthy of elected office -- especially the highest kind. The hearings haven't even begun and the man is already playing the I-do-not-recall defense card:

Over the weekend, The Post obtained a copy of the Federalist Society Lawyers' Division Leadership Directory, 1997-1998. It lists Roberts, then a partner at the law firm Hogan & Hartson, as a member of the steering committee of the organization's Washington chapter and includes his firm's address and telephone number. Yesterday, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said Roberts "has no recollection of being a member of the Federalist Society, or its steering committee." LINK
Federalist Society for those not in the know -- which would be me until this morning -- is basically a garden-variety conservative institution: lots of money, extreme agenda, secret handshake, blah blah. Roberts' membership in the society would, as the Post politely puts it, "provide some clue of his sympathies," or more accurately, lack thereof.

Like there is any doubt about his impeccable credentials if the White House is unleashing its fully revisionist self. According to the Post, "Roberts's membership was routinely reported by news organizations in the context of his work in two GOP administrations and legal assistance to the party during the contested 2000 presidential election in Florida." Five years later: I do no recall. And so it goes.

[Via Agitprop]

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