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Monday, January 16, 2006

Washington Post Urges Alito Confirmation

Says a Post editorial today:

"However one reasonably defines the 'mainstream' of contemporary jurisprudence, Judge Alito's work lies within it. While we harbor some anxiety about the direction he may push the court, we would be more alarmed at the long-term implications of denying him a seat. No president should be denied the prerogative of putting a person as qualified as Judge Alito on the Supreme Court."


"And Judge Alito is superbly qualified. His record on the bench is that of a thoughtful conservative, not a raging ideologue. He pays careful attention to the record and doesn't reach for the political outcomes he desires. His colleagues of all stripes speak highly of him. His integrity, notwithstanding efforts to smear him, remains unimpeached."

In other news, pigs seen in flight over the Potomac....

Blogger Sloanasaurus said...

Lets hope for another potential nomination. Stevens should be ready to retire.

It would have been a disaster not to get Alito and at least Roberts with 55 Senators.

8:30 AM, January 16, 2006  
Blogger Scribbler de Stebbing said...

Agreed. This has been a piece of cake. What was W worried about? It pays to complain, which the blogs did loudly and collectively over Harriet Miers, with much help from the WSJ. Had we been proper little conservatives, Miers would have been anticlimatically confirmed by now and we'd all be wondering if it was time to move to New Hampshire and succeed. Ok, maybe we'd just be hoping for Stevens to retire. Which we are anyways.

7:45 PM, January 16, 2006  
Blogger Scribbler de Stebbing said...

Groan . . . I just reread this. Secede. Secede. Not succeed. Well, to succeed in the secession would be acceptable.

4:56 PM, January 19, 2006  

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