Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Alito Confirmation Idiocies

Throughout the day I will be posting various inane comments made by Senate members during Judge Alito's confirmation hearing. Stay tuned, my hunch is the pickings should be fertile.

Sen. Patrick Leahy: "The President can't "pack the court".

"Packing the court" is something FDR tried to do by adding additional justices Senator.
Nominating people for SCOTUS with similar ideologies is the time honored rule and has nothing to do with what FDR attempted.

Sen Ted Kennedy: "In an era when America is still too often divided by race and by riches, Judge Alito has not written one single opinion on the merits in favor of a person of color alleging race discrimination on the job. In fifteen years on the bench, not one. LIE!

Reynolds v. USX Corp., Zubi v. AT&T Corp., Smith v. Davis, and Goosby v. Johnson & Johnson --GOP senators say, Alito ruled for employees claiming racial discrimination.

Sen Chuck Schumer: "I have'nt made up my mind yet" BWAAAAHAHAHA

Sen. Dick Durbin: "We don't want to make abortion a crime...except in the most extreme circumstances." Say what?


Sen. Patrick Leahy: "Is it ok for the President to authorize the murder of someone?" Only if the Presidents a Democrat, Senator.

Sen Joe Biden: "It's about who you're replacing because it's about whether you will alter the constitutional balance". No, it's not Plugs, read the constitution.

Sen. Herb Kohl:"The laws in the Constitution are ambiguous and open to many interpretations." In your dreams Senator.

Sen. Teddy Kennedy “Why should we believe that you’ll act as an independent check on the president when he claims the power to ignore the laws passed by Congress?” What in hell does that mean?


Sen. Arlen Spectre: "Is it appropriate for the courts to declare acts of Congress unconstitutional."

Errrr, isn't that the reason SCOTUS exists?

Sen. Dick Durbin: "Your group discriminates against women according to Diane Weeks"

Judge Alito: "I hired Diane Weeks".

Sen. Chuck Schumer: Schumer quoted as telling aide, "It's clear Alito is trying to goad us into getting mad at him" Beyond commentary.

Question to Alito: "What was your state of mind in 1985?" This is getting downright silly

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