Bush Nominates Alito. Let’s Get Ready to Rumble.

Monday, October 31st, 2005 9:34 am by Neal

Well, I was hoping that Bush would nominate Judge Janice Rogers Brown; however, that was more of a wish than a hope. By nominating Judge Sam Alito, the scuttlebutt is that Bush has nominated a strict Constitutionalist with a long, judicial track record. If so, this means that the Democrats will fight to their bloody end opposing him. Good. This should be fun to watch. Mark Levin, author of “Men In Black: How the Supreme Court Is Destroying America” has this to say about Alito:

I have known Judge Alito for two decades. We served together in the Meese Justice Department, where he worked in the Solicitor General’s Office and was considered the sharpest of Charles Fried’s assistants. He is every bit as smart and personable as Chief Justice John Roberts. He is an expert on constitutional law. And he obviously has a longer judicial record, so his judicial philosophy is well-known. Judge Alito is soft-spoken. He is his own man (efforts in the media this morning to paint him as “Scalia-lite” or “Scalito” are intended to fire-up the leftwing base). If he is not qualified to serve on the Supreme Court, then no conservative is qualified.

The big question is: Can the Republican wimps in the Senate stand up to the predictable Democratic opposition and get Alito through?

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