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As a standup comedian, Judge Bork makes a good lumberjack...
It's not a new gag. I prefer to tell it by referring to the president's preferred appointee (if he thought he could get away with it) as "Soutero"; Bork's approach - like most of his writing since about 1996 - seems very much a blunt instrument. I'm afraid that The Tempting of America was very much his last hurrah, and even that had some pretty major flaws.I do think that Bork gets particularly unfair treatment, especially by the press. I don't agree with all of his views any more than I agree with all of Richard Epstein's, but his arguments are hardly the most outlandish or absurd ever propounded, and if it sounded like he was talking down to the Senate Judiciary Committee during his hearings, I would argue that it is hard to do anything else, as the recent Roberts hearings demonstrated. How do you NOT talk down to someone who asks "questions" such as those put forth by Biden, Durbin, Feinstein, Kennedy and Schumer, just to name the most egregiously absurd?
I did find his statement "Using my name as a verb is a good thing. It's a form of immortality" humorous. Much more so than his swipe at Alberto Gonzales.
The Gonzales joke would sound like an old joke even if it were new.
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