HolyCoast: Dick Cheney's Advice for Pat Leahy Was Right on the Money

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Dick Cheney's Advice for Pat Leahy Was Right on the Money

Way back in 2004 Dick Cheney advised Senator Pat Leahy that he could "go f*** yourself".  I'd like to second the motion:
You can tell the Supreme Court is getting closer to its historic ObamaCare ruling because the left is making one last attempt to intimidate the Justices. The latest effort includes taunting Chief Justice John Roberts that if the Court overturns any of the law, he'll forever be defined as a partisan "activist."

Senate Judiciary Chairman Pat Leahy recently took the extraordinary step of publicly lobbying the Chief Justice after oral argument but before its ruling. "I trust that he will be a Chief Justice for all of us and that he has a strong institutional sense of the proper role of the judicial branch," the Democrat declared on the Senate floor. "The conservative activism of recent years has not been good for the Court."

He added that, "Given the ideological challenge to the Affordable Care Act and the extensive, supportive precedent, it would be extraordinary for the Supreme Court not to defer to Congress in this matter that so clearly affects interstate commerce."
I know a little bit about John Roberts and I think I can safely say that he doesn't really care what Leahy, or the public for that matter, thinks about him. He has a lifetime appointment as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Leahy can't touch him. The voters can't touch him. I'll never forget his quote during his confirmation hearing:
ROBERTS: I had someone ask me in this process, I don't remember who it was, but somebody asked me, you know, "Are you going to be on the side of the little guy," and you obviously want to give an immediate answer, but as you reflect on it, if the Constitution says that the little guy should win, the little guy is going to win in court before me. But if the Constitution says that the big guy should win, well, then the big guy is going to win because my obligation is to the Constitution. That's the oath. The oath that a judge takes is not that I'll look out for particular interests; I'll be on the side of particular interests. The oath is to uphold the Constitution and laws of the United States, and that's what I would do.
As long as Roberts continues to allow the Constitution to guide his decisions, I'm not too worried about what Leahy or anyone has to say about him.

1 comment:

Sam L. said...

Seems like the lefties are trying to claim that if SCOTUS decides 5-4 against, that's PARTISAN (and likely raaaaacist, too). So if that's partisan, ask about Roe v. Wade.