July 27, 2005


Feeding the blogs to promote the judge (Paul Bedard, 7/27/05, US News)

Senate Democrats and Judiciary Committee minority staffers are miffed that conservative bloggers appear to have more information about Bush Supreme Court nominee John Roberts than they do.

"They've got material out there that we don't know about," complained Sen. Edward Kennedy, who's leading an effort to force the White House to turn over any documents it has on Roberts.

Other Democrats said that they believe the White House is providing supportive bloggers with information that paints Roberts only in a positive light. Kennedy, speaking to reporters last Friday, said that he was unaware of the prolific GOP blogging on behalf of Roberts until his wife pointed it out.

Nicely captures how much a party of the past Democrats have become.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 27, 2005 11:01 PM

Nicely captures how much a party of the past Democrats have become.

Not really.

All it does is point out that 73 year olds rarely have their finger on the pulse of the nation, which is hardly a unique insight.

Since blogs have only been around in large numbers for 3 1/2 years, I don't fault Fat Teddy much - although one would think that the blogosphere's swift takedown of CBS and their fake memoes would have woken up most politicians.

Posted by: Michael Herdegen at July 27, 2005 11:58 PM

But, what was his wife doing reading conservative bloggers?

Posted by: Genecis at July 28, 2005 12:18 AM


Point taken. But don't you fault his staff, who have been doing all the work for him for the past twenty plus years (and some of whom must be young enough to know about blogs)? Not that I would expect Massachusetts staffers to know about brothersjudd.com, given the time zone and stateline rules and all.

Posted by: Fred Jacobsen (San Fran) at July 28, 2005 12:29 AM

The way Teddy been speaking out about this, that and the other thing in an increasingly deranged way over the past three years, you'd think not only was he getting his information from the Daily Kos, but that he probably has his own posting handle for comments.

Posted by: John at July 28, 2005 2:06 AM

Just sour grapes that the Republican PR machine got the first blows in and defined the debate.

Posted by: jd watson at July 28, 2005 5:40 AM


The Lifeguard is a Senator. That puts him on an entirely different plane of responsibility than the run-of-the-mill 73 year old dissolute drunken cheat. He is part of the upper level of the national government, it is his job to 'have his finger on the pulse of the nation'. If he can't do that, he should simply buy himself a sun hat, a metal detector, a pair of Bermuda shorts, a pair of black socks and a pair of penny loafers, retire from the Senate and look for coins along Palm Beach or Hyannisport.

Posted by: bart at July 28, 2005 8:56 AM

Try this visual image as a representation of the Democrats: Salvadore Dali's painting of the ant walking on the Mobius Loop.

Posted by: Luciferous at July 28, 2005 9:18 AM

Is anyone else surprised that the White House would have all of it's material together in preparation for the announcement of Judge Roberts' nomination; and that the White House would hdistribute favorable press packages to its friends and allies?

No, I didn't think so.

Posted by: Mikey at July 28, 2005 9:36 AM

teddy k has a blog over at kos. does anyone really think this bloated sos ever reads anything ? he is so obviously dissolute there is no way he is ever mentally engaged. perfect face of the modern left.

Posted by: cjm at July 28, 2005 9:55 AM

Wasn't that ant/mobius strip picture by MC Escher?

Posted by: ted welter at July 28, 2005 10:38 AM

ted welter:

You are right, my mistake.

Posted by: Luciferous at July 28, 2005 11:30 AM

Kennedy does seem to be morphing into something strange?

Posted by: h-man at July 28, 2005 2:31 PM



Posted by: bart at July 28, 2005 3:46 PM


"The Lifeguard" !!

Splendid. I wish that I'd thought that one up.

Fred Jacobsen:

You're right, Sen. Kennedy's staff should have kept him better informed.

On the other hand, during the debates last year, Pres. Bush seemed a bit unsure about what exactly comprised the internet, and the world wide web's been around for twelve years.

Posted by: Michael Herdegen at July 29, 2005 6:14 AM
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