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Alito Scalito

Is it just me, or does this feel really convenient? We’re all weary of SCOTUS drama (especially Michael Luttig, who I bet has finally cracked and heaved a large glass object against a wall somewhere), and the right will no doubt complain about foot-dragging Democrats keeping the country from getting back on track. Meanwhile, the Dems will Bork while the Borkin’s good. Oh, my God. I think I just coined THE new cool catchphrase. Totally fetch.

Still, it will be nice to actually hear both sides dig into the issues rather than eyeliner, sugary birthday cards and end-runs around actual answers. Rueful money quote from Bush: “Judge Alito …. has more prior judicial experience than any Supreme Court nominee in more than 70 years.” Man’s got a sense of humor, at least. Point being, this one will be about the nominee, and there’s plenty to chew on in his record. Finally, the philosophical debate for which the Dems have been girding. Ready thy questions of heart, Chuck Schumer!

Bush Picks Radical Right Favorite Judge Samuel Alito For Supreme Court [Yahoo! via HuffPo]

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