Join us now for the climatic ending of Brian DePalma's latest thriller. A son of an Italian immigrant, Alito pledges to stay away from corporate corruption and a woman's right to choose, but finds himself being dragged back by thugs from Princeton who promise to CAP him. Despite his best efforts to doom his future, he is cursed to a life sitting on the Supreme Court through the machinations of his Republican friends and the ineptitude of Democrats sent out to free him from his life in the SCOTUS.
OK... it's a stretch, but I LOVE the image of everyone riding Alito about his involvement with CAP, and then Mrs. Alito starts crying, and then Alito gets fire in his eyes, flips the conference table over, and screams, "Oh, you up against me now, motherfuckers! I'm gonna blow your fuckin' brains out! You think you're big time? You gonna fuckin' die big time! You ready? HERE COMES THE PAIN!"
When it comes down to it, that would be SO much more satisfying than the theatre that was supposed to pass for a nomination hearing over the last three days. When they actually CHOSE to ask questions of the nominee (rather than listening to the gas endlessly leak from their orifices), Democrats spent a LARGE portion of their time drilling the nominee about an organization that he may or may not have claimed membership in several decades ago. Is THIS the best that the Democrats can come up with? If you or I were sitting there in that hearing, don't you think there'd be one or two more important issues you might want to ask questions about?
And if it IS that important to you, consider this. Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV) found his political calling through his affiliation with... wait for it... wait for it.... yes, that's right, the KKK (who KNEW they had a friggin' website???). And although he says it was one of the biggest mistakes of his life, he seemingly maintained that mistake for several decades. People argue that while Byrd disavowed and regretted his time spent with the KKK, Alito wouldn't even answer questions about CAP. Well, I tend to remember him saying the following: ""I disavow them. I deplore them. They represent things that I have always stood against and I can't express too strongly...."
That's a direct quote from the hearing.
My point is obviously NOT to defend Alito, but merely to point out the ineptitude of the Democrats in this nomination process.
Is Alito's involvement in CAP really the issue that stuck out as being the foremost threat to Americans should Alito be seated on the SCOTUS?
I can think of a few more things a little bit more important. But they weren't looking for reasons to keep him off the Bench - they gave up that battle a long time ago. They took the easy way out and either grandstanded as though it were a campaign appearance, or went for cheap dirt and sleaze, hoping to score points on the evening news if they hit one out of the park.
And it backfired on them, Mrs. Alito staged her little crying jag, and now the Democrats are stuck holding their sacks once again.