I’ve been watching the Justice Roberts confirmation hearings.

It’s amazing, this guy’s got the charisma that Al Gore was fabled to have before he became everyone’s favorite 2 x 4 vice president.  You know what I’m talking about?  Remember back when then Governor Clinton selected Al Gore to be his running mate?  Everyone talked about how this guy was charismatic and people on both sides of the aisle thought he was tre cool and all that?

Justice John Roberts is actually charming the pants off these Democrats!  And I seemed to have discovered his superpower.  Let’s go into the Wayback Machine and I’ll show you what I’m talking about.

<scene does that groovy wipe thing and fades to the 2004 Presidential Debates>

Watch John Kerry talk.  Notice how as he opens his mouth, you sort of zone out after about four words and you just hear the Charlie Brown adult sounds … mwah mw mwah mwah mwah.

<scene does that groovy wipe thing and fades back to the the present John Roberts confirmation hearing>

Watch John Roberts talk – when it comes to a question he doesn’t want to answer clearly, he switches into John Kerry mode, and the questioner zones out on his answer, and it disorients him because he wants to peg him on something, but he can’t for the life of him remember what Mr. Roberts just got through saying.  Then the next softball question comes along, and Mr. Roberts will say something amusing, and there you go, everyone loves him again.

It’s kindof creepy, in a way.  He turns it on and off at will!  The force is strong with this one.


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