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Gloves are off. That did not last long. He’s talking about the administration allegedly “sponsoring torture” and “spying on its citizens” and saying perhaps Pres. Bush has nominated Judge Alito because he’s a “cheerleader for an imperial presidency.” Plus the usual stuff about how he expects judges to be cheerleaders for “reproductive freedom.” Mischaracterizing Judge Alito’s record on race. Baldly misstating the facts. And he’s still has the chutzpah

– or something — to attack Judge Alito’s “ethics” for ruling in the Vanguard case, even though every reputable legal ethicist has dismissed this as bunk and the ABA conducted an ethical review of Judge Alito and gave him its highest rating.

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