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Former Bush staffer goes nuclear on Roberts


Here's a little bit of infighting for you.

Marc Thiessen, a former speechwriter in the Bush (43) White House, wrote a column published today in the Washington Post criticizing Justice John Roberts for his vote affirming the constitutionality of the health care mandate. Though, it's not so much a criticism as it is a public flogging:

"Why are Republicans so awful at picking Supreme Court justices?  Democrats have been virtually flawless in appointing reliable liberals to the court. Yet Republicans, more often than not, appoint justices who vote with the other side on critical decisions." Does that mean the sin of the Obamacare ruling outweighs Roberts's many other conservative achievements? It seems the answer is yes."


Roberts was appointed by former president George W. Bush, Thiessen's old boss.

[Washington Post, The Atlantic]

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