Confirming the addage that even a stopped clock is right twice a day, Dana Milbank captured yesterday’s confirmation hearing circus:
Thus did Democrats take their last stand against Alito. It had become clear that the committee, with unified GOP support, would clear the judge. Surveying the various lines of attack against Alito — his opposition to abortion, his support for a powerful president, his conflict-of-interest issues — Democrats concluded that their best hope was in Alito’s membership in a group opposed to gains by women and minorities. Clarence Thomas had Anita Hill. Alito would have the Concerned Alumni of Princeton.