Saturday, August 20, 2005

We've got to get Roberts on the Court

Dana Milbank of the Washington Post has found John Roberts' celebrity memos in the Reagan Library.

Roberts was refreshingly unimpressed by John Wayne, Bing Crosby, James Bond, and all their charity efforts. (Milbank thinks "James Bond" was a misstatement; I suspect it was a joke.)

And then there are these prescient words about Michael Jackson:
"If one wants the youth of America and the world sashaying around in garish sequined costumes, hair dripping with pomade, body shot full of female hormones to prevent voice change, mono-gloved, well, then, I suppose 'Michael,' as he is affectionately known in the trade, is in fact a good example. Quite apart from the problem of appearing to endorse Jackson's androgynous life style, a Presidential award would be perceived as a shallow effort by the President to share in the constant publicity surrounding Jackson. . . . The whole episode would, in my view, be demeaning to the President."
I bet it's no accident that his kids never went to Neverland.

I can't wait to read his Supreme Court opinions.

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