Can I tell you something. Got to tell you one thing. If you expect the freedom that you say is yours prove that you deserve it. Help us to preserve it or being free will just be words and nothing more.
Kansas, 1974

Monday, January 09, 2006

The confirmation hearing song and dance

So it has begun again. Senators are busy pontificating on judge Samuel Alito's fitness or unfitness for serving on the Supreme Court of the United States. The various interest groups are going full steam ahead as well either trying to lift him up or beat him down. It's funny how, depending on who you choose to believe, he's either a social darwinist disdainful of (or even down right hostile to) all but rich white males or a paragon of virtue well schooled in the law and the responsibilities of a judge. Who are these people all performing for anyway? Oh for an unbiased evaluation of the man and his abilities!

NPR is broadcasting the hearings live if you want to listen in. I find that to be a little more tolerable and less time consuming than watching it on television.

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