Kudos to the fellows at Red State and Townhall, who nailed DNC dirty tricksters for their sliming of SCOTUS nominee Samuel Alito.
Red State got hold of a Word document from the DNC oppo researchers, which included embedded data that showed who worked on it. Based on their research, a couple of low level flunkies pulled the dirt together, while one Devorah Adler did the polish. And who might she be?
Clinton White House documents reveal that she was one of Bruce Reed's deputies on domestic policy back when the Democrats ran the White House. She served as Associate Director for Health Policy.
Now, Adler is plying her Clinton training for Howard Dean. As reported by AmSpecBlog on Monday, Democratic Senate Leader Harry Reid seemed to sense a tidal shift in public opinion and MSM coverage of the Alito nomination. Before noon, he spoke to DNC chairman Dean and asked that the rhetoric on Alito be cooled. Dean, according to DNC sources, declined the invitation to be civil toward an esteemed judge.
Now, comes the DNC dirt document, which attempts to slime Alito with charges that he was soft on organized crime and mean to immigrants. See a pattern here?
Panic may now be setting in among Democrats. Sen. Chuck Schumer appeared on CNN late Monday night, with a five o'clock shadow and somber attitude, saying that the Senate should not be rushed into a vote, never mind that Schumer's own staff have been vetting Alito for more than a week, ever since word began leaking out that the White House might be looking to make a change.
Beyond Schumer, both Sens. Ted Kennedy's and Joe Biden's staffs have full briefing books completed on Alito, and were poring through them on Monday afternoon.
One Democratic political consultant who was coming off Capitol Hill after meetings late Monday said there was a level of frustration among Senate Democratic staff that he had not seen with the Roberts nomination. "This is a guy [Alito] who has had 15 years on the bench. Our guys say his rulings are consistent, but for every one you think you have him nailed on ideology, you flip the page and, boom, he cuts back on you to the other side of the argument in a different case. [See John Tabin today.] And it's still solid stuff. This morning, I got the sense our guys were ready for a fight. Now 12 hours later I'm not so sure. They want the fight, they just don't have a lot of ammo."
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