Sunday, July 31, 2005

Byrd Enjoys Meeting with Roberts, Says They Share a Kindred Spirit

I have a hunch Team Byrd is nervous about the upcoming election.

From MetroNews:

U.S. Senator Robert Byrd says he seems to have a kindred spirit in some areas with U.S. Supreme Court nominee John Roberts. Byrd met with Roberts for more than an hour Friday afternoon.

Byrd says he was impressed with the federal judge's knowledge of the U.S. Constitution and a great interest in classical history.

Senator Byrd says Judge Roberts demonstrated independence. Byrd says he considers himself to have an independent spirit in the U.S. Senate.

Byrd says he likes Roberts' demeanor. "A fine personality. A friendly, captivating personality, I like that."

Senator Byrd says he must do more reading of Judge Roberts' written opinions. The senior senator says he will also lean heavily on what the Senate Judiciary Committee says after its full interview of Roberts.