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July 21, 2005

The Church of John G. Roberts

Senator Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) compares Supreme Court nominee John Roberts to Jesus Christ.

Throughout the day, Democrats stressed that Roberts, 50, could spend
30 or more years on the court and that it is essential to scrutinize his
record and philosophies. "A preliminary review of Judge Roberts's record
suggests areas of significant concern that need exploration," Sen. Patrick
J. Leahy (Vt.), the Judiciary Committee's top Democrat, said in a floor
speech. "We need to know what kind of Supreme Court justice John
Roberts would be. I hope the White House and the nominee will work with
us and cooperate so that all relevant matters can be constructively

Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) [responded] more colorfully. "It's a little
bit like biblical Pharisees, you know, who basically are always trying to
undermine Jesus Christ," he said on Fox News.

Blasphemy, I say!!!! Orrin Hatch in so going to hell. He and Karl 'liar, lair, pants on fire' Rove might just be cave mates in the underworld.

As the Carpetbagger puts it:

First, I'm no expert, but I'm pretty sure comparing some Republican
lawyer to Jesus Christ is blasphemous under Hatch's belief system.

Second, Hatch may also want to check his history a little closer. The
Pharisees were self-righteousness hypocrites. If Hatch is looking for
politicians in Washington for whom this description applies, he may want
to take another look at his own party.


  • At July 24, 2005, Blogger J.Klein said…

    wow....I had not heard about the comment. I am speechless. Really, I am sitting here, mouth open, with no response to that idiocy.


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