Tuesday, January 03, 2006


Alito at the Murder Boards

Pejman over at RedState has read the reports of Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito's performance during the murder boards (mock congressional committee hearings where one who testifies before Congress is put through the ringer by lawyers playing the roles of specific senators) and is worried.

I think that Pejman should be worried about the hearings, but not for the reason that Alito may come off as Bork did. The two simply have different personalities, and Alito's will play better with the American people than an academic like Bork did. Pejman would be justified in being worried, though, because Republicans have recently lacked the spine to stand up against the opposition. (For an example, see Patriot Act debates, House Republicans.)

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