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Single Digit Opposition

You read it on Bench Memos first: the only “single digit opposition” to Judge Roberts will be the Judiciary Committee vote: a party-line 10-8 vote.

What’s that you say? Senators Leahy, Kennedy, Schumer, Durbin, Feinstein et al. are coming into the confirmation hearings with “open minds”? They really “want to support” this nominee with “obviously stellar credentials”? But they just want to be assured he will “respect our rights and liberties”?

Uh huh. And I’m sure you believe Senator Kennedy’s nephew’s claim that President Bush and Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour are responsible for Hurricane Katrina.

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