Person of the Week - Sep. 12-15, 2005
I will be away from my computer until Monday, so Person of the Week has been moved up to Thursday.
He is one of the greatest legal minds of his generation, and even his opponents know it.
You know you are dealing with someone special when the President of the United States shows absolutely no hesitation to naming a man of 50, young for a judge, to the highest judicial position in the country; and John Roberts has proven himself more than worthy. He argued his case to the Senate Judiciary Committee without notes, the same way that he argued 39 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. He also made one of the greatest comparisons that I have ever heard in his opening statement, when he said that his job would be to call balls and strikes - not pitch or bat. In addition to all of this, he managed to spend three days showing up the nations top elected Democrats, finding some of the most eloquent ways of saying "shove it" that I've ever heard and showing a tremendous depth and breadth of legal knowledge. Senator Joe Biden himself called Roberts "the best nominee ever to come before this committee".
For slicing, dicing, and making jullienne fries out of the arguments of every Democrat on the committee, Judge John G. Roberts is ConservaGlobe's Person of the Week.
Honorable/Dishonorable Mentions: Junichiro Koizumi, Jens Stoltenberg, Joe Biden, Arlen Specter