As I said to him upstairs, 'The real work starts now,' .
Before we decide to trust you with this power, we ask you to stand before the public and explain your views, ... justice may be blind, but it should not be deaf.
Evasions, avoidance and hiding behind legal jargon simply will not suffice, ... We need and deserve to know what is in your mind and in your heart.
Judicial excellence involves candor before confirmation. We are being asked to give the nominee enormous power, so we want to know how he or she will exercise this power and how they see the world. And we need and deserve to know what is in your mind and in your heart.
No two umpires, or no two referees, have the same strike zone or call the same kind of a basketball game, ... And ballplayers and basketball players understand that, depending upon who the umpire is and who the referee is, the game can be called entirely differently.
it's much easier now for one man's home to become another man's castle.
I think the guys understand it. If we're going to be a winning team, we have to defend. They really want to win. They recognize the fun quickly goes away if you don't win.
Those kinds of decisions emanate from the GM, I don't know if it's something that happens in the second year of a deal. I find that hard to believe.