The American Spectator : The Spectacle Blog : "Dishonest John" Roberts Collects More Liberal Accolades: "Dishonest John" is worse than either David Souter or John Paul Stevens. They were clear and unabashed enemies of constitutional liberty. So no one expected anything different than opinions constantly undermining constitutional protections for individual liberty and against government power.
Roberts has become the Manchurian Jurist, whispering sweet rhetoric into conservatives' ears while delivering results to the leftish establishment which runs Washington. His dicta against an expansive interpretation of the Commerce Clause sounds nice, but is meaningless, since he has provided the roadmap for evading its effect in the future. Even Nancy Pelosi cannot have missed "Dishonest John's" invitation to treat everything as a tax, which doesn't even require calling it a tax.
No doubt "Dishonest John" will receive some nice dinner party invitations when he returns from his two-week sojourn to Malta. He might believe that the entire affair is a joke, but the rest of us will pay with our constitutional liberties for the rest of our lives.