Monday, July 25, 2005

John Roberts "Forgets" 1997-1998

Roberts' personal physician needs to order Alzheimer's tests, a full psych workup, and whatever else the medical profession routinely recommends for highly successful litigators with such sudden total memory loss.

At any rate, Roberts shouldn't be representing clients or considering a seat on the US Supreme Court if his memory loss is so profound.

George W.'s Supreme Court nominee DOES NOT RECALL being listed on the Federalist Society's 1997-98 Leadership roster.


Not only does Roberts NOT RECALL being listed on the Federalist Society's 1997-98 Leadership roster, he DOES NOT RECALL being listed by the Federalist Society as a member of the steering committee of the organization's Washington chapter...

And Roberts DOES NOT RECALL being recruited by the Federalist Society's Executive Vice President Leonard A. Leo (or any other high-ranking Society official), either.

Roberts' memory lapse is so profound that his handlers demanded-- and got-- print corrections from The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today and the Associated Press.

I didn't print a correction, and here's why...

No one, and I mean NO ONE, from The Federalist Society sought such a correction. I know they claim that their membership list is secret (AND WHY IS THAT IF IT'S SUCH AN UPSTANDING ORGANIZATION?)...

But why did

Could it be that the White House doesn't want the general public to learn about The Federalist Society's real agenda? From

In its mission and purpose, the Federalist Society is unique. By providing a forum for legal experts of opposing views to interact with members of the legal profession, the judiciary, law students, academics, and the architects of public policy, the Society has redefined the terms of legal debate. Our expansion in membership, chapters, and program activity has been matched by the rapid growth of the Society's reputation and the quality and influence of our events. We have fostered a greater appreciation for the role of separation of powers; federalism; limited, constitutional government; and the rule of law in protecting individual freedom and traditional values. Overall, the Society's efforts are improving our present and future leaders' understanding of the principles underlying American law.

And there is is, folks. Hidden in plain sight on The Feralist Federalist Society's website.

Traditional Values.

That says it all.

The Federalist Society now claims that Roberts MAY NOT BE a dues paying "member," but really, folks! The Federalist Society is just admitting that it works like every other damned Republican organization: make the little guy pay for everything while the top of the crop enjoys the benefits.

As for that memory problem...

Roberts may be a carefully cloned JFK (the Stepford version) for the cameras, but anyone who CAN'T RECALL 1997-98 shouldn't sit on the highest court in the land. Period.

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Blogger Anselm's Apprentice said...

I actually AM a member of the Federalist Society... I think. Or maybe I was. At least, I know Leonard Leo (who is a charming and persuasive guy) and I know he sent me some membership materials...

Actually, I've gotten fundraising materials from the Federalist Society, so I must be one at least one of their lists. I think I did sign up for a while--at least a year. I guess that puts me out of the running for any federal judgeships, huh?

Or do you have to be on the "Leadership" list to be excluded from any hope of serving your country?

Are you now or have you ever been a member...

12:38 PM  

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