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The Democrats on the Senate Judiciary may have bitten off more than they can chew in their attempts to smear Samuel Alito. In a surprise move, Alito's colleagues on the appellate bench will testify on his behalf as character witnesses, expecting to rebut a series of witnesses that do not know Alito but will attempt to hijack (or is that Dujack) the confirmation hearing in its final days:
In an unusual move, several federal appeals court judges intend to testify as Republican-sponsored witnesses next week at Senate confirmation hearings for their fellow jurist, Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito.
"They will testify about his approach to judging, as to whether he has an agenda, whether he is ideological, whether he pushes any specific point of view," Sen. Arlen Specter (news, bio, voting record), R-Pa., said Friday. Specter will wield the chairman's gavel at the Judiciary Committee hearings. ...
Republicans disclosed their list of witnesses for the hearings as IndependentCourt.org, a group of abortion rights, civil rights and other organizations opposed to Alito, announced new commercials that criticize him as a threat to individual rights.
"Your rights. Your privacy. Can Samuel Alito be trusted to protect them?" the commercial asks.
Recall the deer-in-the-headlights performances of the Democrats during the last confirmation hearing when they attempted to square off against John Roberts. Now try to picture them debating ethics with a gaggle of legal experts who have forgotten more about ethics than Joe "The Plagiarist" Biden, Ted "Chappaquiddick" Kennedy, and Chuck "Credit Record" Schumer have demonstrated in their entire careers.
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Well, I'm not sure what happened, but the "bombshell witness" I mentioned earlier , that the Dems were lining up to take down Alito, will no longer be testifying. I should have caught this earlier, but luckily Captain Ed caught... [Read More]
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