Tuesday, November 01, 2005

# Posted 11:17 PM by Ariel David Adesnik  

KENNEDY ON ALITO c.1990 VS. KENNEDY ON ALITO c.2005: The following quotes are from separate front page stories in Tuesday morning's WaPo. First:
On April 5, 1990, four days after Samuel A. Alito Jr. celebrated his 40th birthday, he enjoyed a cakewalk of a hearing on his nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals. The Senate Judiciary Committee asked Alito only four questions -- just one more than its chairman, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), asked Alito's 4-year-old son, Philip.
Perhaps the good senator's memory is fading after almost 42 years in the Senate. Yesterday his tone was markedly different:
"The far right has now forced the president to choose a nominee that they think has views as extreme as their own," said Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.).
Well, I hope Kennedy has the good sense to cast the same vote on this extremist's nomination that he did in 1990.

By the way, I find it rather amusing how the Post unintentionally advertised the way that Kennedy has talked out of both sides of his mouth re: Alito. It just goes to show that the media is not a liberal conspiracy -- since a conspiracy would demand quite a bit more self-awareness.
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