Sam Alito It Is!
Well, everyone's abuzz over this. I think it is a terrific nomination. I wish we could all go back to the morning of October 3 and wake up to see Samual Alito as the nominee.
Bill Bennett was thrilled and his approach to the news was giddily positive. I'm listening warily to Ingraham and so far she has talked about the future . . . oops, she just slipped into an analysis of why Miers was such a bad choice and "all you people who supported Miers should get behind this." Well, I must say that there never has been any doubt that all we conservative "people who supported Miers" (who, by the way, outnumbered conservative people who opposed Miers) would support a conservative nominee. We're, ah, conservatives. The worry was whether your side of the debate would support the president's nominee.
Don't worry about us, Ms. Ingraham.
Let's focus on the real opposition: People for The American Way, NARAL, and all that crowd. Already they are attacking Alito as out of the mainstream, too conservative, etc. CBS Radio News, acting in its role as megaphone for the anti-Scalito group, reported Alito as a nominee "pleasing to the conservatives who torpedoed the Miers nomination." Even though I fear we have now made ideology a legitimate basis for opposing a SCOTUS nominee, the discussion must not be about Miers and conservatives. It should be about the Constitution. This guy is supremely qualified. He even went to all the schools that are important to the NRO Corner and it appears that the Cato Institute will describe him as "one of us."
This is going to be a wild ride. Let's go!