The PointI've been screaming at the TV lately so I guess that means its time for a post on the Alito nomination. I scream when the newscasters say stuff like "It looks like Alito will be confirmed." That was never an issue, never in contention. Of course he will be confirmed with the Repugnicans not only in the majority in the Senate, but voting in lockstep. The issue -- the news, if you will -- was/is could the Democrats make a case that this guy is out of step with the values of most Americans and will vote to change things in ways most Americans will disagree with. This was all the Democrats could hope to do here -- make it clear which party is to blame when this court starts to change our way of life.
Alito is a scary angry white man. He, like so many of the conservatives including the usurper Bush, are angry white guys trying desperately to hold on to power as they watch the world changing in ways they don't like (lots of brown people and powerful women, mostly).
And fuck his wife crying on cue.
I did laugh out loud at the Daily Show's editing of the Alito hearings and the scenes from Godfather II where Senator Geary praises Italian-Americans. Hilarious!