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Friday, January 27, 2006

Alito Confirmation Observations

Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV) announced that he will vote for confirmation of Judge Alito to the Supreme Court. In doing so, he chastised the Judicial Committee Democrats for their behavior during the confirmation hearings:

“was it really necessary to subject Mrs. Alito to the harsh glare of the television klieg lights as she fled the hearing room in tears, fighting to maintain her dignity in response to others with precious little of their own?”

Byrd acknowledged that constituents flooded his office with similar complaints. Senator Byrd is running for re-election this year and may face a real challenge form the GOP. Could this have been the true motivation for his vote?

Senator Ben Nelson, a Democrat from Red State Nebraska, announced his intention to vote for Alito. Nelson is also seeking re-election this year. Could he, too, fear a GOP challenge?

Meanwhile, Senator Joe Lieberman (D-CT) announced his intention to vote against Judge Alito. Lieberman recently received considerable criticism from the left for his support of President Bush's actions in Iraq. Senator Lieberman is seeking re-election this year. Could it be that Senator Lieberman fears a primary challenger from his own party?

One more thing. For the benefit of Senator Kennedy, it's pronounced kus-te-de, not kus-toe-die.

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