REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN KEN MEHLMAN "Seeks Swift Roberts Confirmation...."
He also fisked Democrats and liberal groups for turning the Senate advice and consent process into a political process.
Well, hard-left Democrats and their allied mainstream media and liberal groups are nothing if not political---and they take it to ever more unhinged extremes as time wears on. Roberts just happens to be the deer in their crosshairs right now because they see that he is a major threat to their packing the federal courts with progressive judicial-activist judges who will uphold earlier activist ideological, political and unconstitutional rulings that have established new social "rights" that do not exist in the Constitution.
They are totally desperate and panicked that Roberts is going to pass muster for approval the U.S. Supreme Court---the ultimate permanent job in the judiciary---and they cannot stop that train no matter how many lies and myths they broadcast all over the landscape.
Read about Ken Mehlman's message below and here.
"The head of the Republican Party on Friday faulted some Democrats and liberals who want to turn "a judicial confirmation into a political campaign" and called for swift Senate confirmation of Supreme Court nominee John Roberts.
Ken Mehlman, the chairman of the Republican National Committee , used an address at the organization's annual summer meeting to praise President Bush's domestic record and his selection of Roberts, criticize judicial activism and focus on the party's outreach to black and Hispanic voters.
Mehlman argued that in 1993, President Clinton' nominated Ruth Bader Ginsburg , a judge with a liberal record, and Senate Republicans treated her fairly although she declined to answer many specific questions at her confirmation hearing.
"But the process was orderly and dignified nevertheless, thanks to Republicans who understood that she was fair-minded and qualified," Mehlman said. "I believe Judge Roberts has the right to expect the same treatment, and the same swift confirmation."
He criticized Democrats and liberal groups who try to portray Roberts as anything less than an impartial jurist. "Unfortunately, some on the other side want to turn a judicial confirmation into a political campaign," said Mehlman, arguing that Roberts will be a "superb Supreme Court justice...."