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January 12, 2006

Tears - Came From A PR Firm

-- by Dave Johnson

TalkLeft has it -- Sparks Fly at Alito Hearing

Please. While I'm not convinced as is Jane they were crocodile tears, engineered by Sen. Lindsay Graham, I do think they were pretty lame. Read James Wolcott who calls Ms. Alito the "new first lady of the American Theater." Then again, consider this, from Time Magazine Wednesday night:
The always-alert Creative Response Concepts, a conservative public relations firm, sent this bulletin: "Former Alito clerk Gary Rubman witnessed Mrs. Alito leaving her husband's confirmation in tears and is available for interviews, along with other former Alito clerks who know her personally and are very upset about this development."
I also think Lindsay Graham has some explaining to do about his dual role as murder board coach and hearing officer.
Remember the first Iraq war, the babies thrown from incubators? Also from a PR firm.

Posted by Dave Johnson at January 12, 2006 8:57 AM

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Sheesh! As though anyone's asked Alito a question that would make anybody cry! I start watching these hearings and then have to stop because i can't stand it. When, not if, this ass is appointed to the Supreme Court we're in deep shit for at least the next 30 years. Probably more. He's in good health.

Posted by: MJ at January 12, 2006 10:30 AM

We can always join Pat Robertson in prayer, MJ.

Posted by: richard [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 12, 2006 12:53 PM

That's really unfair, Richard. Robertson has been falling out of favor with Conservatives and Republicans for years, his recent idiotic statement was the last straw. Plus, Alito is a Catholic and probably does not like the evangelical, pope-hating Robertson.

Your mistake is you think the right and the GOP is monolithic, it is not.

Posted by: Pericles at January 12, 2006 1:12 PM

Robertson has been replaced by Dobson and others who are only slightly less loony. But he's still very influential with the rank and file, as I know from my mother's church. He's embarassing as hell, but he's an important member of the team.

The right isn't monolithic. Each segment has its own unique kind of nastiness.

Dave, I thought of the Kuwait incubators too. The media is so shameless.

Posted by: John Emerson at January 12, 2006 2:37 PM

To read Pericles rebuking Richard for bringing up Pat Robertson as somehow suggesting that "the right and the GOP is [sic] monolithic" (note, Pericles, that "are" would be more correct in that phrasing--unless you are suggesting that the right and the GOP are truly one being) is perhaps the most absurd comment Pericles has ever made and he's made a hell of a lot of absurd comments here.
Pericles, you've rarely hesitated to view the left and the Democrats as "monolithic", so forgive me if I take your statement with any seriousness. Also, it's rather stupid (pardon the bluntness) for you to believe that just because Alito's a Catholic that he "probably does not like" Robertson. One point doesn't automatically lead to the other.

Posted by: JosephW at January 13, 2006 11:28 AM

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