Friday, January 13, 2006

Even TIME Concedes to Uncle Sam

I'm excited. I really love this man's adherence to the Constitution and his ability to relate that adherence in a positive light.
My favorite moments in the hearing were watching Senator Kennedy "UH" and "UM" his way through 'trap questions'. I find it ironic that the man, who in the 70's was thought to "be scandalous and deceitful" was now trying to derail 'Uncle Sam' .
Alito Confirmation Appears Likely
In spite of attacks from the left, an unfazed Alito seems destined to be confirmed

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006
MASSIMO CALABRESI
The end wasn't pretty for Democrats. After three days of testimony, Judge Samuel Alito appears headed for confirmation to replace Sandra Day O'Connor on the Supreme Court, and already political operatives on the Hill have turned to damage control and exploitation.
Democrats are licking their self-inflicted wounds, trying to figure out if they can somehow turn the timing of that vote to their advantage. Democrats publicly concede their side failed to mount an effective attack on the judge. Democratic attempts to target Alito's positions on abortion and civil rights got no more traction than before, and even Alito's concession that justices need "the ability to revisit" controversial cases failed to provide usable ammunition for his opponents.
By the time three witnesses from the American Bar Association took the floor to explain why they had given Alito the ABA's highest possible rating, Democrats could already see the writing on the wall. The final blow came when a panel of seven current and former judges from the Philadelphia-based Third Circuit Court of Appeals lined up to praise their colleague on the bench. Vermont's Senator Patrick Leahy, the ranking Democrat on the committee, effectively conceding defeat, declined even to ask them a question.

Hooray for 'Uncle Sam'!

1 comment:

Marcguyver said...

Senator Kennedy truly never ceases to amaze me! It simply boggles my mind to think that he somehow continues to be re-elected.