Say What? The John Roberts edition
September 30, 2005
Our new Supreme Court chief justice, telling it like it is:
The process we have just completed epitomizes the separation of powers that is enshrined in our Constitution. My nomination was announced some 10 weeks ago here in the White House, the home of the executive branch. This morning, further up Pennsylvania Avenue, it was approved in the Capitol, the home of the executive [sic] branch. And tomorrow, I will go into the Supreme Court building to join my colleagues, the home of the judicial branch, to undertake my duties. The executive and the legislature have carried out their constitutional responsibilities and ensured the succession of authority and responsibility in the judicial branch. [LINK thanks to Gib]Roberts could have put it a little more bluntly, as in "It's our Congress, bitch." But then again, it was his swearing in ceremony.