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    :: Saturday, August 20, 2005 ::
    The August 29 print National Review contains the most tepid endorsement of Roberts consistent with not opposing him:
    ....We hope that his nomination does not preclude future nominations of conservative jurists whose philosophical commitments are more overt.

    But to the extent we can glean his legal philosophy, we like what we see....
    In the same issue, Judge Bork writes:
    My real question for John Roberts is not whether he was an active member of the Federalist Society but why he wasn't.
    Ready for some good news about Roberts as a cultural conservative, and as capable of a Scalian snarky turn of phrase? Powerline reports on his views on Michael Jackson. Commenting from his perch at DOJ on the advisability of President Reagan giving an award to "Michael," Roberts wrote:
    If one wants the youth of America and the world sashaying around in garish sequined costumes, hair dripping with pomade, body shot full of female hormones to prevent voice change, mono-gloved, well, then, I suppose 'Michael,' as he is affectionately known in the trade, is in fact a good example. Quite apart from the problem of appearing to endorse Jackson's androgynous life style, a Presidential award would be perceived as a shallow effort by the President to share in the constant publicity surrounding Jackson.

    :: David M. Wagner 2:23 PM [+] ::
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