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    :: Monday, September 12, 2005 ::
    Over at OpinionJournal, Manuel Miranda catalogues the line-up on both sides of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Exquisite! Parts that it is beyond nature not to quote:

    * Sen. Pat Leahy "will remind us that he was a prosecutor in earlier days (leaving out that it was in Vermont, and mostly of cow tippers)."

    * Sen. Orrin Hatch "is under attack back home by a credible conservative challenger who points out that Mr. Hatch has authored hundreds of failed constitutional amendments and sponsored more legislation declared unconstitutional than any other Republican."

    * Sen. Joe Biden "graduated near the bottom of his law school class, and he will show it in two ways: He will spend more time posing his questions than listening to the answers, and he will mention terms like 'constitution in exile' as if he were a scholar."

    * Sens. Kohl and DeWine: "If PBS and C-Span viewers do not get a sandwich during Mr. Kohl's speech, they will during Mr. DeWine's."

    * Sen. Schumer "will start with the premise that everyone in the room is there to see him.... As in his 2003 hearings, Judge Roberts will frustrate Mr. Schumer most, and he'll enjoy doing it."

    * Sen. Durbin "is both the most insipid and the most ruthless member of the committee, if not the whole Senate."

    * Sen. Brownback: "A rising star with social conservatives, Mr. Brownback is expected to speak truth to power...."

    * Sen. Coburn "is perhaps the most fearless Senate Republican, and perhaps the most conservative. He has the advantage of being new to the committee and not wedded to its reindeer games."

    Read the whole thing.

    :: David M. Wagner 9:20 PM [+] ::

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