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Monday, October 31, 2005

Here's Sammy!

President Bush just nominated Judge Sam Alito to replace Justice Sandra Day O'Connor in the Supreme Court.

Unlike when he nominated Harriett Miers to rave reviews by the Dems, this time the "loyal opposition" launched their first salvos before Judge Alito's nomination was officially announced.
The choice was likely to spark a political brawl. Unlike the nomination of Harriet Miers, which was derailed Thursday by Bush's conservative allies, Alito faces opposition from Democrats.

"The Senate needs to find out if the man replacing Miers is too radical for the American people," said Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada.
So, will this be the cage match many conservatives have been itching for? We'll see. He's definitely got a paper trail, and he's been called "Scalito" or "Scalia-light" because of his judicial philosophy. This could be interesting.

I just want to hear what he has to say during the hearings. Is that too much to ask?

UPDATE: Chuckie Schumer (D-NY) has already thrown out the "F" (filibuster- what did you think I was talking about?) Bomb. You remember the F Bomb, don't you? That thing that the Gang of Fourteen was supposed to keep from happening. That thing that, if they threaten it, I want to see Schumer and Kennedy and Reid and Kerry and DiFi and Boxer on the Senate floor at 3am, reading the Complete Works of Shakespeare. (OK, I don't really want to actually see that- but I do want to hear about it the next morning.) If they're going to threaten to filibuster (according to, a filibuster is "The use of obstructionist tactics, especially prolonged speechmaking-emphasis mine, for the purpose of delaying legislative action"), they better well do it instead of just holding their collective breath and saying "we won't vote, and you can't make us!"

Geez, guys. A Democratic-controlled Senate unanimously confirmed Judge Alito for the Court of Appeals back in 1990. Give him a chance!

UPDATE- John Cornyn (R-TX) just said that the Dems have issued a fatwa against Alito. That is too funny. I think I like at least one of my Senators.

UPDATE- Bob Beckel just commented that there are very few people (Bob said maybe 2 people) that President Bush could have nominated who would have cause MORE of a fight because Alito's views run counter to the mainstream view of America. Hmm... I like him already!!!

UPDATE: The Kos Kids are calling him "ASSolito"... (language warning- duh... it's Kos) how very... mature and reasoned of them...

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