Thursday, January 12, 2006

Alito Hearings

Heard on NPR(!) this morning that out of 11 hours of confirmation hearings, Judge Alito spent 1 1/2 hours answering questions. The other 8 1/2 was spent by the Senators posturing, preening, and otherwise getting as much face time as possible to show that "they care."

All that our illustrious Senators have shown is that they are direct decendents of the back end of a horse. For Ted Kennedy to question anyone's integrity is akin to the pot calling the kettle black. For Joe Biden to ramble on for a reported 11 minutes before asking a question is absolutely insane (or inane, depending on your point of view). If anything, they are proving out what I wrote in a previous post (find it here.)

Regardless of what is said in the hearings, unless Alito self-distructs, the votes will come down along party lines. For once, I would like to see our elected representatives throw out the party retoric and really do the job that they were elected to do.

Yeah, right...when pigs fly and Hell freezes over (not Hell, Michigan...)

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