Monday, October 31, 2005
'Scalito' is just the smackdown that will put the Democrats on the defensive and allow Alito's nomination to proceed without debate...
It would be nice, if just once, the GOP realized that the Democrats don't care whether the Republicans think nice things about them. The Democrats are playing to (1) their base and (2) moderates who might be persuaded to pressure their Senators into voting against Alito. With the Democrats mobilizing against Alito, they will leave no stone unturned looking for something... anything... with which to portray Alito as unfit for the Court.
In other words, Scalito is probably the nicest thing Alito will be called over the next several weeks...