Monday, September 12, 2005

Can't Tell the Players Without a Scorecard

Manuel Miranda sharpens his pen and his tongue to lay out the cast of characters for today's hearings on the Roberts nominaton. He takes no prisoners:
OpinionJournal - The Next Justices: "For lovers of ballet, the Senate Judiciary Committee's first day of hearings for John Roberts, beginning today at noon, will be easily recognizable: one danseur noble and 18 ballerinas fighting over a single tutu. When I previously described the Senate's confirmation process as a kabuki dance, a reader suggested the proper comparison is to a Japanese Noh play where the actors appear in grotesque masks. Pretty good. Of course, a puppet show, with various interest-group heads pulling the strings comes easily to mind. But let's just say that it is a simple play, complete with a cast of characters:..."
The descriptions of the individual senators are not to be missed.

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