Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Alito confirmation vote a sad commentary

Posted by Craig Westover | 1:55 PM |  

That Judge Alito's 58 - 42 confirmation was along a virtual party-line vote is a damning indictment of Senatorial quality.

That Democrats during the confirmation hearings forwent the opportunity to examine Alito’s conservative jurisprudence in favor of a partisan stoning was to be expected. That Republicans succumbed to responding to Democrat dribble rather than contrasting conservative jurisprudence with the “active liberty” theory of the liberal wing of the court is regrettable. Both parties can take some credit for turning advise and consent into the tossing of a pearl before swine.

Category: National Politics