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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Thursday, January 12, 2006


It's over finally. I'm glad. Personal attacks by Democrat Senators trying to paint Alito as a racist, drove his wife to tears on Wednesday, forcing her to get up and leave the confirmation hearings for a brief period.

Mrs. Alito became teary eyed and emotional when South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham apologized for the slimy accusations to which her husband had been subjected.

"Judge Alito, I am sorry that you've had to go through this. I am sorry that your family has had to sit here and listen to this," Graham said.

Implying that the attacks on her husband caused her to get emotional, Senator Orrin Hatch said, "She's sick and tired of the mistreatment of her husband."

Shortly afterwards, having regained her composure, Mrs. Alito returned to the hearing room. The other sad part of the story is that the AP tried to paint the picture that it was the mean Senator Graham that caused Mrs. Alito to cry and the left wing bloggers ran with it.

Alito accused of racism
Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday raised the volume of their objections to the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. by grilling him over his ties to a Princeton alumni group that they called racist and misogynist.

Senators show claws at hearing, sling zingers
The Alito confirmation hearings had been a largely placid affair, but things got downright personal yesterday between members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Attacks on Alito Unfair, Supporters Say
– Supporters of Judge Samuel Alito are condemning what they consider unfair attacks on the Supreme Court nominee – attacks that distressed his wife to the point of tears on Wednesday...

Democrat Biden Calls Confirmation Hearings 'Broken'
– Sen. Joseph Biden, one of the Democrats on the Judiciary Committee, on Thursday defended Democrats’ questioning of Judge Samuel Alito. Biden criticized Alito for “refusing to be drawn into a discussion” about where he stands on the issues, and he suggested that confirmation hearings might as well be scrapped...Read on.


  • The single biggest outtake from this whole mess is that the Dems really came off looking petty and childish. And spiteful. And whiny. And vindictive.

    Sad, but good for the Alito.

    By Blogger Steve B, at 10:47 PM  

  • Yes, the Dems came out looking like childish buffoons. But I really did not expect anything less.

    By Blogger HeavyHanded, at 11:42 PM  

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