Pat Leahy drones about his own biography... "with that in mind," and asks about the Concerned Alumni of Princeton. This is the biggest ammo these guys have. So Sam Alito opposes Ivy League liberals. Next question?
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She's facially expressing what her husband can't as Leaky Leahy waxes poetic about his frequent diatribes against tyranny on the Senate floor
Arlen Specter is coaxing Sam Alito into affirming the "living Constitution" (that is, the meaningless Constitution). So much for no ideological litmus test.
The Central American clown show -- meeting in Mexico City -- reportedly demanded that the US allow more immigration and legalize the illegals already here. I have a better idea.
Those nations - especially Mexico - that, as government policy, export their troubles to us, should pay a high price for doing so. All of these countries are on the dole. We should deduct $100,000 from their foreign aid grant for every illegal from their nation captured here (with double the penalty for everyone caught more than once). I'm just throwing that figure out. It may be far too low.
The tinfoil-hat crowd that rules most of these nations might get the message if illegal immigration started costing them money, instead of us.
Interesting the the Blunt camp last night was spinning to folks that they almost had the election wrapped up for GOP Leader.
This election does not have the feel of one that will be short and sweet. We're hearing that both sides are whipping each other's "confirmed" endorsements pretty aggressively. That's not an indicator that anyone is confident that they are close to victory.
Word this morning is that some conservative House colleagues of Rep. John Shadegg (AZ), who has insisted that he is not seeking the House Majority Leader position, are looking for an opening to press him into challenging Reps. Boehner and Blunt for the job. Shadegg is viewed by many off Capitol Hill - in the blogosphere and among party activists - as the "true conservative" option to Boehner and Blunt. This is interesting, if only because the "Two B's" running both have stellar conservative pedigrees and voting records. The fact that Shadegg's name continues to be floated would indicate that the zeal for "reform" that is being tossed about isn't being addressed as readily as perhaps the "Two B's" whip operations believe with their candidates, and that there is a well spring of support for a third candidate.
Source in Jerusalem reports a breakaway clique of West Bank settlers calling themselves the Judean Authority is challenging the authority of the Israeli Government to evict them from their homes and turn over their homesteaded land to the terrorists called the Palestinian Authority. The settlement that houses these vigorous rebels is approximately 40 minutes from Jerusalem in the barren rolling hills of what is called Judea. The Israeli police have already identified the clique as hostile and led a raid on the settlement's guard dog training kennel last weekend in order to intimidate the hotheads. However in the way of the world when the state turns its brute force against its own patriots, the nascent Judean Authority grows stronger as the state becomes ridiculous in its fears of dissidents. The leadership crisis in Jerusalem, with no Sharon successor in sight, means there is rich ground for mischief on the basis of the settlements.