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Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Bad time to be a Democratic senator...

Unless (ala The Simpsons) you're crooked.

One good thing about the Harriet Miers resignation is that the Deadman can once again read George Will without that nagging cognitive dissonance. Here is a great article that points out the hard spot the Alito nomination puts the Dems in. The Senate confirmed Alito to the 3d Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously.

Will also points out that twenty years ago the Senate also unanimously confirmed Antonin Scalia to the Supreme Court. What a difference a couple of decades makes, huh? Now, the leading lights of the Democratic party find a person like John Roberts unfit for the Court.

So, if you're a Democratic senator who voted against John Roberts, you damn sure can't vote for Alito. On the other hand, if he's so unqualified, why was he overwhelmingly confirmed to the Appellate bench? I guess you can always fall back on Emerson's words about a foolish consistency...


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