Monday, October 31, 2005

Alito’s the Man with the Plan

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Rather than duplicate what others are saying on their blogs, let’s just bypass the glowing legal recommendations from conservative experts and say that by nominating Sam Alito, Bush has gone to great lengths to rehabilitate his sagging poll numbers. Prime reason for the sag has been disaffection from the right on spending, the war in Iraq and notably the Harriet Miers appointment. Expect the roving sheep to come back home now. The fight in the Senate will be glorious. Assuredly the handful of Republican so-called “moderates” may desert and it will be a close vote, very possibly to be carried by a Cheney vote to break the tie. But the prospect of Nino Scalia getting fresh reinforcements makes it all worth while.

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