23 July 2005

Kerry Demands Full Disclosure

Blue Senator from a really Blue state, John Kerry, recently demanded that the White House release all documents from SCOTUS nominee John Robert's tenure during the Reagan and Bush 41 administrations. Evidently, Kerry thinks he is in charge. Look at the door to your office John, it still says Senator -- not President.

Kerry Seeks Release of Robert's’ Documents.

WASHINGTON - Democratic Sen. John Kerry urged the White House on Friday to release "in their entirety" all documents and memos from Supreme Court nominee John Roberts' tenure in two Republican administrations.
"We cannot do our duty if either Judge Roberts or the Bush administration hides elements of his professional record," said the Massachusetts senator who was his party's presidential candidate last year.
Excuse me, Senator, I'’m still waiting for all of your Navy records, which you promised to release during the '04 campaign. You did release some, but we already saw those. I'm sure they taught you at Yale that you can't turn in the same homework assignment for two different classes.
Opening what is expected to be a broader attempt by Democrats to pry loose documents, Kerry issued his statement as Roberts made the latest in a series of courtesy calls on senators in advance of confirmation hearings.
Perhaps a trip to the Reagan Library is in order. I hear the lines may be a bit long this time of year though -- it's a fairly popular destination.
Democratic officials also said Friday they want access to all material regarding Roberts at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California. Roberts served in the White House counsel's office from 1982-1986. He was principal deputy solicitor general in the administration of President George H.W. Bush.
Good, they can all go to the library together. I recommend perusing the speech archives -- there is a wealth of information. I especially enjoyed this one.

Open Post thanks to the Mudville Gazette.

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