January 15, 2006

WHERE'S HOWELL HEFLIN WHEN YOU NEED HIM?:

Ham-handed Dems didn't lay a glove on Alito (MARK STEYN, 1/15/06, Chicago SUN-TIMES)

I find it, as grave somber Senate Democrats like to say, "troubling." Indeed, I find it not just "troubling" but sad that a party once so good at "the politics of personal destruction" has got so bad at it. The last time they had a Supreme Court nominee to hang upside down in the Democrat bondage dungeon was the John Roberts hearings. And at least, when hatchet man Chuck Schumer professed himself "troubled" by the "fullness" of John Roberts' "heart," the crack oppo-research guys had uncovered an "inappropriate" use of the word "amigo" by Roberts back in the early '80s.

But, with Sam Alito the worst they come could up with was that he might have been around some other guy who might have used the word "amigo." Not back in the early '80s, but in the early '70s.

That's it? It's a tragedy to watch once-fearsome attack dogs spend a week chasing their tails because they're "concerned" about the "Concerned Alumni of Princeton" -- though, of course, these days one's heartened to find Sen. Kennedy still capable of chasing tail.


Wait'll W sends up an amigo, the Democrats won't know whether to shoot themselves or go bowling.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 15, 2006 11:24 AM
Comments

"Wait'll W sends up an amigo. . .."

Great line! If someone else had used it, he might have been accused of being too "folkish."

Posted by: Lou Gots at January 15, 2006 12:01 PM

agreed

Posted by: toe at January 15, 2006 4:42 PM

Lou:

Someone else would have said beaner....

Posted by: oj at January 15, 2006 7:01 PM

Tommy Chong reads this blog? Who'da thunk.

Posted by: joe shropshire at January 16, 2006 3:13 PM
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