November 01, 2005

The lowdown on Sam Alito

So far most analysis of President Bush's nomination of Sam Alito to replace Sandra Day O'Connor as an Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court has been pretty sketchy. Many threats and counter threats; little substance.

The best discussion I've seen comes from Madison, Wisconsin law professor Ann Althouse. Instapundit this morning tips us to a fine piece by Ann in the New York Times, Separated at the Bench. She reminds the Democrat Bush haters calling for Armageddon that their 'turn in the barrel' will come one day. Ann has more blog-like thoughts on Alito's appointment on her own blog, Althouse. Here you will find more specific thoughts from Ann on Alito's record, his stated viewpoints and even whether or not Judge Alito is Jewish.

One funny story making the news regarding Samuel Alito this morning is truly rich: his own mom outs his stand against abortion. From the AP: "'Of course he's against abortion,' his 90-year-old mother Rose told reporters at her home in Hamilton, N.J."

I wonder how long it will take the disloyal opposition to make something of the fact that Judge Alito's mother is 90 years old. I can hear them howling now: "He'll taint the bench for the next 40 years! Alito will live to be 100; he's got the genes!"

All the old feeder can say to that is Cent'anni, Justice Alito!
Update: Jeff at Alphecca has a tremendous reason to call your Senators and tell them you want Alito confirmed forthwith: "The guy finds no right of the government under the interstate commerce clause to criminalize the possession or transfer of a machine gun." Rat a tat tat! Full auto is where its at!

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