July 19, 2005


Text of Remarks by John G. Roberts

Text of remarks by Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts Jr. on Tuesday, as transcribed by CQ Transcriptions:

Thank you, Mr. President. Thank you.

Thank you very much. It is both an honor and very humbling to be nominated to serve on the Supreme Court. Before I became a judge, my law practice consisted largely of arguing cases before the court. That experience left me with a profound appreciation for the role of the court in our constitutional democracy and a deep regard for the court as an institution.

I always got a lump in my throat whenever I walked up those marble steps to argue a case before the court, and I don't think it was just from the nerves.

I am very grateful for the confidence the president has shown in nominating me, and I look forward to the next step in the process before the United States Senate.

It's also appropriate for me to acknowledge that I would not be standing here today if it were not for the sacrifice and help of my parents, Jack and Rosemary Roberts; my three sisters, Kathy, Peggy and Barbara; and of course my wife, Jane.

And I also want to acknowledge my children, my daughter, Josie, my son, Jack, who remind me every day why it's so important for us to work to preserve the institutions of our democracy.

Thank you again very much.

Nice dig at gay marriage.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 19, 2005 11:07 PM

well, call me dim, but how is that a dig at gay marriage?

Posted by: lonbud at July 19, 2005 11:30 PM

Speaking in tongues again? I guess if Roberts was asked point blank to explain he would lie. Typical.

Posted by: freakshow at July 19, 2005 11:39 PM

orrin -- I read that Robert's children were adopted, which would be no different for a gay couple, so how's his reference to his children a dig at gay marriage?

freakshow -- Yes, conservatives always speak in code and lie like dogs. Get a clue, man.

Posted by: jd watson at July 20, 2005 12:20 AM

Must have been referring to the horse man of Enumclaw.

Posted by: ghostcat at July 20, 2005 12:50 AM

Judge Roberts and his wife, Jane Marie Sullivan, also a lawyer, live in Chevy Chase, Md., and have two children, Jack, 4, and Josephine, 5. Friends described the couple as devout Catholics.


Posted by: Robert Schwartz at July 20, 2005 3:23 AM

What Roberts said: "It's important for us to work to preserve the institutions of our democracy."

Adjusting my decoder ring to the appropriate setting, I can reveal what he really means is, it's important for us to work to oppose and overturn everything leftoids hold sacred."

Posted by: erp at July 20, 2005 8:43 AM

Familt ~ Faith ~ Freedom

Posted by: Dave W. at July 20, 2005 10:52 AM

Family ~ Faith ~ Freedom

Posted by: Dave W. at July 20, 2005 10:52 AM