Searching for hanging chads.

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh has a full schedule of meetings before Senate confirmation hearings later this summer, but mostly with Republicans.

Democrats are waiting on a million pages of documents to search for dirt before their informal meeting with Trump’s nominee —a dress rehearsal of sorts for the staged outrage to follow in the actual hearings.

This won’t be an exercise in democracy, folks, this is payback for the Clintons and Al Gore.
In addition to asking for documents on Kavanaugh’s 12 years as an appellate judge, they want all the background on his work with Ken Starr, and the job he did during the 2000 presidential recount when liberals went nuts over “hanging chads.”

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner is taking the traditional route and held his informal meeting with Kavanaugh on Thursday to talk judicial matters rather than politics.

Actual important things were discussed, like his service on the federal bench and qualifications to be a Supreme Court justice.

Gardner’s report:

We had a long conversation about the role of precedent and how a judge should perform on the bench.

It’s not about personal opinion, it’s not about personal biases or policy preferences, it’s about looking at the law and ruling on the law and where the law takes you. We had a good conversation about how he would be on the Supreme Court.

Being a good judge, it turns out, sounds a lot like what we wish from our lawmakers.