Comments: Alito Nomination

Hate to pounce on someone for a slip of the tongue, but my favorite part of the Schumer torture was when he asserted that Plessey overturned Brown v Board.

Posted by jk at January 10, 2006 7:55 PM

I have an unfortunately busy week. I wish I watch them cover to cover. What I saw, Alito comes off VERY well. He is competent and decent and displays an encyclopedic law knowledge.

Remind our Coloradans to send a letter to Senator Salazar, our own Gang of 14 member. You can do it right from his website: http://salazar.senate.gov/

Posted by jk at January 10, 2006 7:59 PM

Alito said there is a right to privacy in the Constitution. He cited both the 4th and 1st amendments. This is good.

He said he would "follow the law" but what exactly does this mean when he's sitting in judgment of that very law? This is the only weakness I can point to in his oratory.

Posted by johngalt at January 11, 2006 12:16 AM

As for Kennedy, he is clearly senile. The voters of Massachusetts have an inflappable brand-loyalty in political representation. I'm fully convinced a plurality of them would vote for Tookie Williams over Tom Brady if he changed his name to Tookie Kennedy. Well, except for the part about him being dead.

Posted by johngalt at January 11, 2006 12:20 AM