Tuesday :: Jan 10, 2006

Alito, Day Two: A Liar Or An Incompetent

by Steve

Today’s Alito update:

Despite some of the headlines earlier, when asked about presidential power, Alito tried to give a nuanced answer that the Bill of Rights and the Constitution supercede a president’s claim of wartime necessity. Yet, as mcjoan over at Daily Kos noted, even the rest of his answers are inconsistent on the subject.

Alito wants you to believe that he doesn't know much about Bush v. Gore, which means by itself that either he is a liar or too incurious to be an appeals court judge, let alone a Supreme. Dance Sammy, dance.

Alito did his best to make sure no one knew for sure if he would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade. But as Armando notes, the only thing that would stop Alito from voting to toss Roe is stare decisis, and the far right won’t care one bit for precedent if they have five votes.

Alito pleaded unfamiliarity about his membership in the Concerned Alumni of Princeton, which is strange since it was on his Reagan administration application. Again, he’s either a liar or a candidate for Alzheimer’s treatment.

So, he is no John Roberts, is lying or not competent to get a lifetime seat on the highest court in the land (you pick), and doesn’t have the courage of his past convictions to state them clearly.

That’s enough for me. Show me the nuclear option behind door number three, please.

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