Wednesday, July 20

Editorial Response To Roberts Nomination: Stunned And Cautious

Great round up by Captian's Quarter on the editorial reaction to last night's nomination by the president.
If George Bush wanted to set the media elite back on their heels with his first Supreme Court nomination, he succeeded brilliantly.

The selection of John Roberts appears to have stunned editorial writers in the four largest cities. Their entries today heralding this new judiciary battle show a healthy dose of caution and calls for a dignified process. Most of them tip their hat to Bush's political skills, noting the difficulty for Democrats to deal with the thin paper trail of Roberts, but still point out potential land mines for his confirmation.