Wednesday, January 11

Enough?

It makes you embarrassed sometimes to have two senators from your own state on the judicial committee when the dem. conduct on the committee is so poor. At least our Sen aren't the worst specimens of lunacy. This gives the general idea:


Frustrated Democrats went on the attack Wednesday, questioning Judge Samuel Alito's commitment to the common man, demanding documents about his membership in a controversial Princeton group and accusing him of backing away from past statements and writings.

The newly aggressive tone on the second day of questioning of the Supreme Court nominee resulted in irritable clashes between Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., and Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, R-Pa. It also brought Alito's wife, Martha, to tears and prompted her to rush out of the hearing room, tissue in hand, when Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., apologized on behalf of his colleagues.
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But the judge has succeeded so far in deflecting attacks and avoiding major blunders, turning in a solid if not dazzling performance, and seems headed toward confirmation, barring a late surprise. That has worried anxious Democrats, who fear he will shift the Supreme Court significantly to the right but have not found a way to dent his low-key demeanor or goad him into an injudicious comment.

2 Comments:

Joy in the Journey said...

Yesterday, Rush mentioned Kohl and wondered if he even knew he was there. ;)

Senator Kohl has always reminded me of Mr. Burns from The Simsons. Come to think of it, I've never seen them both in the same place at the same time. . .

John said...

I'm from Wisconsin, but have been living in Illinois for about five years. I try to keep up with the news from both states, and so I have not just two but four senators that I am ashamed of and embarrased by. Durbin and Feingold are obviously the worst of the group. I really hope either Walker or Green can oust Doyle! Too bad there's no real chance of beating back Rod (the perfect-haired village idiot) Blagojevich. All those losers make my skin crawl.