Since the Sotomayor hearing today was pretty dull, I thought I’d revisit the Bork hearing. Specifically, I want to talk about the Oval Office Address that President Reagan gave in an attempt to save the nomination on October 14, 1987. Presidents don’t often talk about their constitutional philosophy — perhaps the best modern example was FDR’s fireside chat in support of his “Court-packing” plan. Reagan’s speech is pretty interesting though. Besides, I use RR’s radio commentaries from the 1970s as a model for my blog entries (in form they are similar), so why not talk about the man himself?