Wednesday, August 03, 2005

The five million dollar man

Well Judge Roberts, it appears that your confirmation may not go as smoothly as we had previously thought. It has come to our attention that you belong to that prestigious class we call "the evil rich".

The AP is reporting that a financial statement filed with the Senate Judiciary Committee reveals John Roberts' net worth to be $5.3 million. According to the report, he once earned a yearly salary of $1 million before taking a significant paycut when he left his law firm for a seat on the US Court of Appeals. He now makes a paltry $171,800.

The AP also reveals that Roberts has a "fancy golf club membership". Now that's impressive. I know some people who golf but I have yet to meet someone who has reached "fancy" status. I guess you have to be worth $5 million or more for that.