Blogs dropping the Roberts ball
It may be small but that's a crossword puzzle sitting next to the esteemed Republican Senator. I mean, I like crossword puzzles but I try not to do them when I'm carrying out some constitutionally mandated duty or other.
Rachel Neumann put it perfectly yesterday: "It's only the most important judicial role in America, but neither the public nor the United States Senate seems to be taking seriously the potential confirmation of Supreme Court Chief Justice nominee John Roberts."
Chris Bowers found this image and notes that this is the [quite effective] Republican strategy. To reinforce the fact that there's nothing you can do, Earthling... submit. And the blogs are playing along:
"Unfortunately, we are going a long way to playing into this stealth strategy. Throughout the progressive blogosphere, there was a surprising dearth of posts about the hearings today. Katrina posts and searches still outnumber Roberts posts and searches by a wide margin. This means we are on the brink of defeat, since the hearings for Roberts will be over on Thursday night, and the Katrina aftermath will be with us for months, if not years."
"If we are going to have any shot of changing the complexion of this hearing, we in the blogosphere are all going to have to start paying a lot more attention to Roberts, and start doing this right now. Most people are undecided on Roberts, and they will remain such as long as they are not paying attention, which works for the Republicans. This is a tragedy, because in the midst of Bush's greatest failure, he is on the brink of securing his greatest victory. Come on PeopleÃ¢â‚¬â€�walk and chew gum at the same time."--> Sign up for Peek in your inbox... every morning! (Go here and check Peek box).