Can’t Tell the Players Without a Scorecard
Posted by Dan Draney on September 13, 2005
Manuel Miranda sharpens his pen and his tongue to lay out the cast of characters for today’s hearings on the Roberts nominaton. He takes no prisoners:
OpinionJournal – The Next Justices: “For lovers of ballet, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s first day of hearings for John Roberts, beginning today at noon, will be easily recognizable: one danseur noble and 18 ballerinas fighting over a single tutu. When I previously described the Senate’s confirmation process as a kabuki dance, a reader suggested the proper comparison is to a Japanese Noh play where the actors appear in grotesque masks. Pretty good. Of course, a puppet show, with various interest-group heads pulling the strings comes easily to mind. But let’s just say that it is a simple play, complete with a cast of characters:…”
The descriptions of the individual senators are not to be missed.