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Alito Hearing Verbosity Index

The mad geniuses over at the best-named blog on the Web, Nihilist in Golf Pants, inform me that the Republican Biden is not Grassley but rather John Cornyn of Texas. They have done a word count on every Senator and his exchanges with Judge Alito. A sample of their “Hearing Verbosity Index”:

Senator Cornyn 79.8% (Cornyn 5594 words, Alito 1419)

Senator Schumer 73.8% (Schumer 6025, Alito 2139)

Senator Biden 73.2% (Biden 5635, Alito 2062)

Senator Graham 71.3% (Graham 5019, Alito 2021)

Senator Brownback 68.1% (Brownback 3319, Alito 1552)

Senator Kennedy 66.4% (Kennedy 5422, Alito 2746)

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