John Roberts Unacceptable, Unqualified

It should be obvious.

Sep 20, 2005

John Roberts seems like a smart guy, probably smarter than either the Democratic or Republican elected officials questioning him. The problem is that he is a political partisan; he has been an operative of the Republican party his whole professional life. That alone is reason enough to reject him as a judge. But there's more.

John Roberts has been a judge for only two years. By what reasonable justification should he with so little experience be suddenly promoted to justice of the Supreme Court? He has earned no exceptional distinction in public service that could justify such an unorthodox promotion. In fact, it took Roberts several failed nominations over 14 years before he was finally appointed to federal court in 2003.

Carlo Moneti
Syracuse, NY