July 24, 2005

"I suppose I would have said I was a moderate conservative..."

"I wouldn't have put myself smack in the middle. But I would have put myself closer to the center than some but still on the right side." Justice Souter said that -- two days after he was confirmed in 1990, in response to a question from a Boston Globe reporter. He was never asked that prior to confirmation, but if he had been asked, that was his answer.

So consider that, as you contemplate Judge Roberts.

1 comment:

Sloanasaurus said...

Don't all Democrats in America see themselves as "moderate conservatives?"

I suppose from a European point of view, Democrats are moderate conservatives.