A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Monday, August 29, 2005


Imagine a President's appointee actually pushing his policies! It is unthinkable! Or at least it is if the President is a Republican and the appointee is, later in life, a nominee for the Supreme Court by another Republican president. Who would ever think that, back when John Roberts was an appointee for President Reagan, he actually pushed President Reagan's policies?

I've never noticed the Liberal media objecting to Democrat nominees and appointees pushing the agendas and policies of their Democrat presidents. Apparently dissent in an administration ought only to happen when the administration is Republican.

Here's a bit of the article from Yahoo News.

Roberts Pushed for Reagan Policies---

Roberts also pushed the Reagan administration to get its conservative policies enacted so future presidents could not readily abrogate them, according to the papers. And he showed displeasure with the federal judiciary, saying the Justice Department needs to get legal solutions "less dependent on the fiat of unelected jurists."
I'm sure most presidents do this sort of thing. And really, I'm thankful that President Reagan tried to make it so the Dems couldn't ruin his wonderful policies, etc.

And I also agree with Judge Roberts about the Justice Department, et al, be "less dependent on the fiat of unelected jurists." Judges legislating from the bench and making things up about the Constitution seems to have become all too common now.