August 21, 2005

Demand Transparency as a Criteria for Holding a Vote on the Supreme Court Nomination

George W Bush nominated John Roberts for the Supreme Court, yet he has decided that Roberts' record while in his father's administration is off limits to the Senate. According to Bush, no one has the right to review the complete resume of Roberts, because the President must have the ultimate right to select whomever he wants. No one else can see Roberts' resume, because in Bush's world, there are no checks/balances on his power. He, and he alone, can have crucial information for making decisions and all others must trust him, because, dammit, he's the President. Can it be more clear that Bush believes that the Senate's only role is to rubberstamp his choice?

So what did Roberts do or say during Bush I that would cause problems in getting Roberts approved? What do you think are they hiding?

Ask yourself, would you hire someone for a lifetime appointment if you were told that more than 4 years of their work was none of your business? No? You can help force the issue by signing the DNC's Freedom of Information Act Request. Help Howard Dean hold the Bush administration's feet to the fire. And demand that our Senators withhold their vote until they get the information blocked by this administration.

If you have not already done so, sign the FOIA request now and ask your friends and family to do so as well.

Many thanks to firedoglake for the tip.

Posted by Mary at August 21, 2005 10:48 AM | Law/Justice | Technorati links |