Yeah, okay, we can and should scrutinize Bush’s Supreme Court nominees. Democrats in Congress should subject Roberts to extensive questioning. They should try to pin him down on Roe v. Wade.
But let’s face facts: given the Republican majority, the indifference of the public, and Roberts’ canny “I’m so humbled* and my humility prevents me from offering substantive answers to your questions” shtick, we’re probably stuck with him. (Besides, as history shows, the answers a nominee gives Congress aren’t exactly binding once he puts on the robes.)
Bottom line: Bush gets to fill two vacancies on the Supreme Court this year, and while Republicans contentedly sit around working crossword puzzles and insinuating that “this country [is] actually at war with a bunch of renegade activist judges who perform abortions on the side, while citing Ruth Bader Ginsburg and pleading the Fifth,” we just have to do our best to ensure that the appointees turn out to be a little less radical than the Let’s Pretend Nothing Has Changed Since 1789 (And Also That We Know Everything the Founding Fathers Were Thinking Then) Twins, Scalia and Thomas.