Standard Background Check or Fishing Expedition?

The New York Times is investigating the adoption of Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts’ children.

The TIMES has investigative reporter Glen Justice hot on the case to investigate adoption records of Judge Roberts’ two young children, Josie age 5 and Jack age 4, a top source reveals.

Judge Roberts and his wife Jane adopted the children when they each were infants.

Both children were adopted from Latin America.

A TIMES insider claims the look into the adoptions records are part of the paper’s “standard background check.”

Roberts’ young son Jack delighted millions of Americans during his father’s Supreme Court nomination announcement ceremony when he wouldn’t stop dancing while the President and his father spoke to a national television audience.

Previously the WASHINGTON POST Style section had published a story criticizing the outfits Mrs. Roberts had them wear at the announcement ceremony.

One top Washington official with knowledge of the NEW YORK TIMES’ plans declared: “Trying to pry into the lives of the Roberts’ family like this is despicable. Children’s lives should be off limits. The TIMES is putting politics over fundamental decency.”

One top Republican official when told of the situation was incredulous. “This can’t possibly be true?”

Children’s lives SHOULD be off limits.

Why would anyone want to serve in public office in this day and age with the threat of people digging through your trash can? Next thing you know, they’ll develop a filter that connects to the high speed internet junction box on your house so they can intercept all of your electronic communication, etc. I bet it already exists and is being used right now.

Public service – is it worth the cost?

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