Hmm. Well, so on Monday, the Senate began its hearings with Judge John Roberts. Apparently, it was all very well choreographed (article by Todd Purdum and Robin Toner). Judge Roberts had a lovely opening statement, Linda Greenhouse reports – befitting a brilliant appellate attorney. (seriously, he seemed very good, from what I’ve seen of the video clip of his speech – he obviously practiced a lot). But, as the NY Times’ Purdum and Toner article notes: “Senator Graham told Mr. Roberts: ‘You have been described as brilliant, talented and well qualified, and that’s by Democrats. The question is, is that enough in 2005 to get confirmed? Maybe not.'” Definitely interesting stuff.