Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Alito Hearings: Day 3 in Review

The nastiness escalated today, if that's possible (see post below). Michelle Malkin (linked above) leads off tonight's roundup with "Shame, shame on the Dems."

I agree with Holy Coast, "this image [of Mrs. Alito] will haunt the Dems."

The American Specator Blog provides behind-the-scenes details on Senator Kennedy's most notable moment of political theater today. (Scroll down to the Washington Prowler's 2:46 p.m. post.)

At The Corner, Byron York notes that "Senator Kennedy is the gift that keeps on giving." All the Cornerites have been on top of their game this week, especially John Podhoretz.

Jonah Goldberg, in the morning's USA TODAY: "Amid all the country club decorum, there's a whiff of a show trial to these proceedings."

SCOTUS Blog again had live blog coverage throughout the day. The FReepers are also running live threads commenting on each day's coverage.

John McIntyre at Real Clear Politics Blog comments on an email wondering if the Democrats are saving their filibuster for Justice Stevens' replacement. (Scroll down to RCP's 7:13 a.m. post. Some of the Permalinks for individual posts are being a bit "glitchy" tonight.) Unfortunately, McIntyre also speculates that Alberto Gonzalez would be the front-runner for such a replacement, which might not occasion the need for a Democrat filibuster. I'd love to see the Democrats attempt to filibuster someone like Janice Rogers Brown next time around.

(A big thanks to RCP Blog, incidentally, for regularly featuring Laura's Miscellaneous Musings on their "Latest Links" blogroll. It is greatly appreciated!)

Bench Memos and Confirm Them, as always, have lots of commentary. Paul Zummo, writing at Confirm Them, says: "I have ENOUGH of the underlying assumption that conservatives are all just racists at heart. A good man has had his character maliciously impugned."

I couldn't agree more.

Update: Peggy Noonan weighs in at Opinion Journal on the constant insinuations by Democrats that conservatives are bigots: "Do they really think that about us, or are they just playing games and jerking everyone around?" She says she wishes the Democrats would not only apologize to Mrs. Alito, but "I wish they'd apologize to the country for causing it distress. Anyway, they made a mistake. Her tears presage his victory."


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