Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Roberts court

I haven't been a huge fan of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts up until this point, but I must say that the man earned my respect for his gutsy vote on Obamacare.  I can't even image how hard it was to buck your partisan ranks and deliver the contrary vote.  Perhaps the loneliest man in redlandia at the moment.  But he showed vision for something bigger than partisan divide, and made the Roberts court have the chance to be something more than a mirror of our divisions.  The man earned my respect with his vote, and set an example for America that we have been long missing in the halls of power, that of compromise.  Charles Lane has a great piece on Roberts, Compromise and Daniel Webster.

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