Sen. Harry Reid has a history of putting his foot in his overlarge mouth on a regular basis when it comes to judges -- it's a minor miracle he still has any teeth left.
Today, Reid stepped in it again.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Friday that John Roberts misled the Senate during his confirmation hearings by pretending to be a moderate — and that the United States is now “stuck” with him as chief justice.
“Roberts didn’t tell us the truth. At least Alito told us who he was,” Reid said, referring to Samuel Alito, the second Supreme Court justice nominated by President George W. Bush. “But we’re stuck with those two young men, and we’ll try to change by having some moderates in the federal courts system as time goes on — I think that will happen.”
Unsurprisingly, Reid offered no specific examples of Roberts' "lies." The rest of this is just loghorrea. Who advertised Roberts as a moderate? Not anyone I know. Roberts was always presented as a conservative -- a highly qualified conservative. Same with Alito.
Reid goes on to say that Democrats will approve "moderates" to the bench. No they won't. They'll nominate liberals. You know it. I know it. Why does Reid even bother with the lie?
Finally, Reid expresses dismay at the fact that Republicans might do to President Obama's judicial nominees what Democrats did to President George W. Bush's nominees. Reid accuses Republicans about not living up to their political philosophy. Instead, Reid would like unilateral GOP disarmament. No surprise there.
Reid is a crummy Senator -- and he's up for re-election in 2010. Has he forgotten what happened to his predecessor, Tom Daschle?