Rush Limbaugh has been quoting this optimistic assessment of the upcoming confirmation process by Matthew Franck at Bench Memos. Franck says that not only is the Alito nomination brilliant politically, but this may put to rest once and for all the Democrats attempting to keep a completely qualified conservative off the Supreme Court.
It simply cannot be argued, Franck says, that after 15 years on the bench Alito isn't knowledgeable or qualified.
Limbaugh, incidentally, is enthused and encourages conservatives not to listen to Democrat "whining." He said, in his first hour today, "My friends, this is what we wanted...the President has made a great pick here."
Update: Ed Morrissey at Captain's Quarters expresses an opinion similar to Franck's: "Building a hearing record for obstructionist mischief on the floor will probably blow up in the faces of the Judiciary Democrats..."