Yes, it's tawdry entertainment but it's sort of like a train wreck -- you can't avoid checking it out, can you? From the hermetically-sealed mind of WB himself:
When Bush-bashers complain about Roberts being from outside SCOTUS... as a caller on C-SPAN's Washington Journal did on September 12th (and was subsequently corrected by the host, which caused the caller to become quite amusingly flustered) and Shannon, a recent visitor to S&B, did on her own site, remind them that historically, chief justices have been chosen from outside the ranks of the Supreme Court...
So, the choice of "outsider" Roberts is really unremarkable and not the least bit controversial. It would seriously behoove people who make this complaint to actually take the time to research and study what they are complaining about. When they hurl insults at President Bush for his choice of Roberts for chief justice, they are exposing their ignorance and hurting only themselves.
Whew, that was close. If it wasn't for the Weasel News Network, you'd never have known about the anonymous caller making an inaccurate claim about U.S. Supreme Court appointments that was immediately corrected by the host on a TV program that hardly anyone watches.
We now return you to the reality that you actually give a shit about.
TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE: What the hell, while we're here ... apparently, the level of sophistication over at Casa de Weasel has progressed to the point where WB now just makes fun of peoples' looks.
Luckily, we at CC HQ are above that sort of infantile snottiness. Well ... actually, no, we're not. Not at all. Not even a little bit.