President Nominates Roberts as Chief

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Monday, September 05, 2005

President Nominates Roberts as Chief

September 6, 2005

It doesn’t get more dramatic or intense than this.

A war in Iraq, a record-setting natural disaster at home and on the eve of today’s opening hearings on the nomination of John Roberts to the Supreme Court, Chief Justice Rehnquist dies, the president nominates Roberts as Chief and he gets a second choice.

The left, already concerned about losing their exclusive right to impose things on us without our input, will now go ballistic if President Bush names another solid conservative to the bench.

He should.

It would be worth watching their reaction, not to mention the value of having a court that puts itself under and not above the authority of the constitution.

The president’s position on courts and judges is well-known.

It would be inconceivable for him to nominate anyone who does not share his views.

For a fuller discussion of the dynamics involved in all of this, checkout today’s USA Today for Bob Beckle’s and my take on all of this.

It’s our new feature called “common ground” and you’ll find it on the last page of the A section.

I’m Cal Thomas in Washington.

Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.