Friday, July 22, 2005


Well, well. Sen. Dick Durbin is doing again what he did after making his thoughtless Guantanamo Bay comments -- retreating a bit after making an ass of himself. Sen. Durbin just had to cause a ruckus about the President's nominee for the Supreme Court, John Roberts. And when fellow Democrats would not back him up, he had to tone down his rhetoric.

Durbin labelled Roberts "controversial" and predicted a contentious confirmation hearing. But few others in the Senate seem to think that Roberts is so very far outside the "mainstream." And, now, Sen. Durbin is saying what he should have said in the first place: "I want to go into this hearing with an open mind." Sen. Durbin, after meeting with Roberts, even offered the nominee a gift. Aww, isn't that sweet?

Next time, Dick, think before you speak.

Dick Durbin: Has a big mouth.