With his Washingto Post column today, E. J. Dionne got me smiling. He didn't mean to but he did.
Dionne was going on and on about how awful it was that Judge Roberts just wouldn't answer the Senators' questions. That, according to Dionne, is reason enough not to confirm him. "The Senate is under no obligation to give the president or Roberts the benefit of the doubt," he thundered.
Just so we'd all understand how darn uncooperative Roberts was, Dionne offered us this:
Are you smiling too?
Schumer got so frustrated that he was reduced at the end of the hearing Thursday to asking Roberts what question he would ask himself that might be revealing. Roberts, with great affability, said he thought the committee had been "very effective" in the questions it had already asked.