New Heights in Senatorial Inquisition Rhetoric

Herb “The Helmet” Kohl stands upon the shoulders of giants during the Roberts confirmation hearings when he echoes philosopher William Martin Joel during a harangue.

Semator Kohl:

Justice, after all, may be blind, but it should not be deaf.

Billy Joel, from the video for “Keeping the Faith” ca 1983-1984:

Your honor, they say justice is blind, but I sure hope it ain’t deaf.

(Quote first seen on Ann Althouse.)