Bowers points out that Roberts has only been a justice for two years but has been a partisan GOP hack for 20 years - and that Bush is treating the highest court in the land like a backwater ambassadorship.
Feldman goes on to explain why the "polite" frame is so damaging for Democrats, why Roberts is worth opposing, and how we might break out of their frame. He notes in closing:
This politeness issue (or "speak moderately" or "don't give offense") keeps coming up and it really gets my attention. More soon.