Interview: Robert Bork
Grove, Lloyd, Newsweek
Byline: Lloyd Grove
Meet Mitt Romney's new top legal adviser, the failed Supreme Court nominee who facilitated Richard Nixon's "Saturday Night Massacre."
Why do you support Romney?
I get an impression, a very strong impression, of competence. The first thing that grabbed me about him is he's not Obama.
What's your objection to President Obama?
Aside from wrecking the economy and giving away a lot on foreign policy, I haven't got objections.
What would you like your role in the Romney campaign to be?
I'd like to be asked for advice now and then.
Any thoughts on Attorney General Eric Holder?
If we're talking about "Fast and Furious," my thought about that is it's utter incompetence--primarily of Holder, but I wouldn't put it past the president to have gotten involved. At the very least, the consequences should involve Holder's dismissal from office.
What's your assessment of Obama's two Supreme Court appointments?
They are going to be activist justices. I'd be more concerned if the sitting justices with whom I agree were older. But …
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