No comment necessary, I believe; Senator Hatch‘s words (from Jay Bybee‘s February 5, 2003 confirmation hearing for a federal judgeship) speak for themselves with perfect eloquence:
I don’t know of anybody who has any more qualification or any greater ability in the law than you have and that’s counting some pretty exceptional people.
And guess who’s defending Bybee now? Harry Reid, who can be pretty coot-crazy when he tries. In fact, he may be as coot-crazy for a Democrat as Hatch is for a Republican.
Fox also reported that Jon Summers, a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), said that Bybee “has a good reputation in Nevada, where he serves.” Reid’s spokesman added that the Senator “does not believe there should be a rush to judgment.”
(Increasingly, I find myself wondering: “What does someone have to do to get impeached around here?”)