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Apparently all the questioning is wrapping up. I know I’ve mean more harsh than not about the GOP senators. That has been on individual interrogations. Now is the time for the overall grade.
Try a C+. And I consider a C+ to be a weak grade. The object should be to give the public a clear understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the nominee and of how and why THEY, the public, should care. The biggest problem was the GOP senators’ weakness in asking follow-up questions. The nearly co-biggest problem was their inability to connect the dots and summarize them concisely. They had a lot of individual questions and comments that were strong, but the overall impression was of people sure of what they believe in but not sure that their beliefs are politically winning beliefs (even though they are), and thus a bit tentative in making all these issues explicit IN A MEMORABLE way.
They didn’t have to play dirty like Democrats so often did against Republican nominees. But they DID need to be tough, declarative, firm, and eloquent. Overall, they did only a moderately good job of that. They did NOT do anything strong enough to really pressure their DEMOCRATIC colleagues outside of the committee to feel the heat for voting for Sotomayor. In all, they gained a few points, but it was a larger opprtunity very much missed.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?