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Enough Already

Judiciary Committee Republicans ought to consider passing when they are next at bat. (No, I’m not mixing sports metaphors). By my non-scientific count Judge Alito has addressed every concern, real and manufactured, at least three times. Republicans should spare him having to now repeatedly preface answers with, “as I explained earlier.” Give the poor man a break. He doesn’t need Republican rehabilitation–he’s doing fine all by himself. With the Democrats’ new line of attack on Judge Alito’s alleged “confirmation conversion,” Republicans might more profitably (and entertainingly) spend their time pointing up the contradictions by the Democratic inquisitors. They could explore their new views on the weight to be given ABA ratings, or Senator Schumer’s contention that John Roberts’ scant judicial record required super-duper questioning and Judge Alito’s 500 cases over 15 years demand the same thing. Heck, explore Senator Biden’s evolving views of Princeton.

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