We mentioned it before, but it’s worth mentioning again: our newest nominee for White Man on the High Court has the same name as the very chiseled, very Canadian CBS Senior White House Correspondent John Roberts. We actually refrained from mentioning – but not from noticing – that the new nominee is quite strapping, and at just fifty seems poised to bring up the dishiness quotient on SCOTUS for many moons to come (oh, Breyer, honey, it’s not that we don’t think you’re cute, too).
It was a bit of an ‘Alice In Wonderland’ moment last night, watching President Bush in the State Dining Room lauding the accomplishments and character of one ‘John Roberts.’ After my four and a half years covering the Bush White House, I couldn’t imagine the name ‘John Roberts’ and the phrase ‘widely admired for his intellect, his sound judgment and his personal decency’ being used in the same time zone, let alone the same sentence.
Wow, Lewis Carroll gets a ridiculous amount of airplay with the DC folk, no?
We’ve been doing some uffish thinking, and narrowed down our “who does John Roberts-not-the-one-who-used-to-be-a veejay-on-Much-Music look like?” question to one glaring resemblance: Tom Hanks. Check out the little pursed-lips smile, the hint of a cleft in the chin yet the ultimately sensitive face. This guy looks like the most trusted man in film. Democrats, methinks you’re screwed.
In other news, we swear we never had a crush on JD Roberts back in the 80′s when he hosted “The New Music.” He looked good in vests though.
MuchMusic “Whatever Happened To..?” [MuchMusic]
JD Roberts’ tangential relationship to “Spirit of Radio” by Rush, which ROCKS! [A Small Victory]
The story of the Johns Roberts as expressed through Rush songs:
John G. Roberts: New World Man on the Supreme Court?
John D. Roberts: Embodying the Spirit of White House Coverage
John G. Roberts: Will he overturn Roe v. Wade or make Time Stand Still?
John D. Roberts: One of many White House correspondents who pummelled Scott McClellan with questions last week, including on Bastille Day
John G. Roberts: Are the Democrats sounding a Distant Early Warning?
John D. Roberts: Are you really wearing makeup? ‘Cause if you are then you’d really fit in on A Passage To Bangkok
John G. Roberts: Are you a fan of Free Will or do you consider the ideology of the radical right Closer To The Heart?
John D. Roberts: Keep on this Karl Rove thing and who knows, we may just see A Farewell To Kings.