Thursday, January 12, 2006
I haven't been glued to the TV during the Alito confirmation hearings; I've tuned in and gotten snippets of Teddy Kennedy, Arlen Specter, Schumer, Dick Durbin, John Cornyn and Pat Leahy doing their thing. By some stroke of luck I haven't tuned in while Sen. Biden was holding forth. Anyway, my impression of Sen. Schumer as a caricature of a buzzard has been strengthened by his demeanor during the hearings. He's been acting like a vulture suddenly required by circumstances to actually go out and kill something, and it hasn't been pretty. Like Peggy Noonan, I am left wondering how Judge Alito is able to sit through it all without either breaking into hysterical laughter or responding to the Senators' questions with all the snarkiness they deserve.
I like your post on the Alito hearings. I watched them too, and was floored by how awful the demorats were. I was however thoroughly impressed with Jeff Sessions, among others, in their support for Judge Alito. Hope all is well, and thank you for editing my resume.