This sort of liberal elitist condiscention was making the rounds on the liberal blogs yesterday. It was only a matter of time before it made it's way to the EM. It comes in the form of a fashion hit piece on Mrs Alito by the generally superior always disingenuous Robin Givhan of WAPO.
Robin GivhanWashington Post Staff Writer
There was something charmingly awkward about her blue cardigan. A cable-knit cardigan! At a Senate hearing! The sweater has all those connotations of Dan Rather informality, softness, ease and grandmotherly coziness. It is the antithesis of power and strength. The sweater was also baby blue. That isn't clothing as armor, but clothing as security blanket. Remember Linus?
It was as though the nominee's wife had quietly brought her own binky into the room. But then, who couldn't use a little comfort during such a public ordeal?
Her gold tweed suit might have passed without much commentary -- save for the fabric's similarity to the upholstery that once covered La-Z-Boys. But then some committee members pressed her husband on his relationship with Concerned Alumni of Princeton, an organization notable for its displeasure over the admittance of women and minorities to the university. Martha-Ann Alito's face crumpled into a pained frown and she began to cry. She was swaddled in gold tweed.
See, Mrs Alito did something inexcusable, she made the Democrats look bad and there's always a price to be paid for that.