January 12, 2006

Pathetic

So this is what it's come to, huh? I swear I don't know how Alito puts up with this crap. Wouldn't it be great if he stood up and said to fat Ted "Uh, excuse me Senator Kennedy, I understand that your father was an anti-Semite who supported the Nazis. Would you care to justify to me why I shouldn't assume that you're a jew-hater?"

An editorial in today's OpinionJournal.com sums it up best:

It's a sign of how little Democrats have on Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito that on Day Three of his confirmation hearings they were still pounding away on his membership in an obscure Princeton alumni group that flowered briefly at the judge's alma mater. They can't touch him on credentials or his mastery of jurisprudence, so they're trying to get him on guilt by ancient association.

Senators Ted Kennedy and Chuck Schumer did their best yesterday to imply that Judge Alito was racist and sexist by linking the nominee with the views of some members of Concerned Alumni of Princeton, which back in the 1970s and 1980s took issue with university policies on coeducation and affirmative action. The questioning was mean enough that Judge Alito's wife left the hearing room after GOP Senator Lindsey Graham apologized for the comments of his fellow Senators. "Are you really a closet bigot?" Mr. Graham asked the nominee. "No, sir, you're not."

This wasn't some display for the cameras on the part of Alito's wife. This was genuine emotion from a woman who spent hours upon hours listening to a bunch of hypocrites try to smear her husband and could take it no longer. And anyone who hears or sees this story understands that (even the moonbats, though they'll never admit it). Now anybody that wasn't paying attention before will be aware of the partisan bullying that went on yesterday, and support for this nomination will go up even more.

Democrats don't realize it, but by engaging in these underhanded and uncalled-for tactics they're just lowering the bar of their own credibility. If Bush gets to make another Supreme Court appointment in the next three years, it'll be an even harder task for them to try and derail it.

And while I've often taken issue with Sen. Graham, I have to commend him for defense of Sam Alito and his heartfelt apology for the reprehensible behavior of his colleagues on the Committee. There are as many as eight other Senators that owe Alito and his wife an apology. Don't hold your breath waiting for it, though.

UPDATE: From ScotusBlog's Liveblogging report: At 9am -

Specter reconvenes the hearings. Specter reports that in going through boxes of CAP's founder's personal papers, no files, letters, or cancelled checks for Prospect magazine were found with Alito's name on them. No meeting minutes from 1983-84 have Alito's name. The CAP founder has no recollection of Samuel Alito and did not believe Alito was heavily involved in the organization, if at all.
Translation: CAP is a non-issue and didn't even need to be brought up considering that all the paperwork that Kennedy wanted to subpoena had already been released and reviewed by the NY Times last month. Nice try, fat loser.

UPDATE II: Michelle Malkin reprints comments about Alito's wife posted on Kos' site by some lower life forms masquerading as human beings. Some examples: "She should go f*** herself" and "What a phony, fraudulent, sheltered twit."

How sad to be so twisted and bitter.

Posted by: Gary at 09:01 AM | Comments (7) | Add Comment
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1 #1) the sins of my father are NOT my sins #2) obscure? HE listed it when applying for a job with reagan #3) he knew he was going to be grilled. EVERYONE who is going for the position is.

Posted by: a rose is a rose at January 12, 2006 09:50 AM (76+ro)

2 i forgot to add, i DO enjoy your writing and it's always good to see another point of view.

Posted by: a rose is a rose at January 12, 2006 09:56 AM (76+ro)

3 One of the guys who rides the train with me was so sarcastic about Alito's wife crying. He was saying stuff like, "Oh boo hoo, poor baby." Let me tell you, if that had been the wife of a judge appointed by a Democrat, his tune would have been much different. I agree it must be difficult to sit and listen on live TV while idjits like Schumer and Kennedy try to smear your husband's character instead of asking pertinent questions. The comments on Kos' site are even worse.

Posted by: Pam at January 12, 2006 11:47 AM (rx9LD)

4 The Left-wing kooks with be the ones crying for the next thirty years.

Posted by: Gary at January 12, 2006 11:59 AM (PLHs9)

5 Can't we just toss Kennedy a bottle of Chivas and be done with him already? Hasn't he outlived his usefulness? Wait, was he ever useful?

Posted by: GroovyVic at January 12, 2006 03:14 PM (C0Cfh)

6 Tailspin Teddy is very useful...in helping Republicans get elected. If the people of MA want to keep voting for this incoherent old fool to represent them, that's their choice. If the Democrat party wants to hold him up as an example of what they stand for, it's better advertising for the GOP than they could ever hope to buy.

Posted by: Gary at January 12, 2006 03:36 PM (QoxB+)

7 #1) the sins of my father are NOT my sins That's the point, rose is a rose. The sins of some other guy who happened to write for a college club's newsletter years after Alito was a member are not his sins. Joseph McCarthy is alive and well and living in the U.S. Senate -- with a "D" before his name. #2) obscure? HE listed it when applying for a job with reagan That would have been on a form that asks you to list any organizations or clubs that you have ever been a member of. Whether it's the NRA, ACLU or the Birch Beer Society, he'll list it. #3) he knew he was going to be grilled. EVERYONE who is going for the position is. Getting grilled and getting smeared are two different things. Kennedy's performance, in particular, has plumbed the depths of incivility, wanton mudslinging and character assasination for purely political motivations. Disgusting.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at January 12, 2006 09:43 PM (MlTWc)

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