Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Let's Compare John McCain to John Roberts

I was watching CNBC this morning and they showed a clip of McCain discussing whether the baseball players union had made a sufficient offer to the baseball owners in their labor negotiations on steroid testing. He indicated that his Senate committee was going to review whatever policy emerged from the negotiations to determine if it met their approval.

Excuse me?

Wouldn't it be great if someone such as John Roberts could have a chat with John McCain to explain the basic fundamentals of our system of government? Let's compare those two. Roberts is extremely intelligent -- certainly far more intelligent than McCain. Yet he clearly understands that the first step on the path to wisdom is an appreciation for our human frailties and limitations. And he recognizes that neither judges nor senators should abuse their power by trying to impose their own "solutions" on every societal ill that comes across their radar screen.

McCain's role in pushing campaign finance reform showed us that he lacks any understanding of how our Constitution works. His eagerness to impose his views on the business/labor relationship of baseball simply confirms this again.

Unfortunately, on the scale of intellectual gravitas and wisdom, McCain seems a lot closer to Diane Feinstein than John Roberts.


Blogger Ol' BC said...

Roberts is indeed quite bright, but still too new to rate. Time will tell if he's as good as we hope he'll be.

5:25 PM, September 27, 2005  

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