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Suddenly Last Schumer

By on 10.31.05 | 8:55AM

If Chuck Schumer were serious about opposing Sam Alito his website would already have posted his statement in response to the president's nomination of Alito. Maybe the senator should outsource its web postings to, which put it up immediately.

One interesting thing about Schumer's remarks -- the bit about this "controversial nominee...will get very careful scrutiny from the Senate and FROM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE" (emphasis added). Cleary the Democrats hope that somehow public reaction will turn against Alito, much as conservatives did against Miers. But all Schumer can offer as to what makes Alito unqualified is that he's white, male, and conservative. Again, bigotry is the only Democratic weapon.

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