Judge Sam Alito’s mother:

“Of course, he’s against abortion,” 90-year-old Rose Alito said of her son, a Catholic.

I love it.

By the way, remember how Hugh Hewitt warned that some of Harriet Miers’ critics were undercutting the Republicans’ principled stand in favor of an up or down Senate vote for all nominees? Consider this snide observation from Ron Fournier of the Associated Press:

With no sign of irony, Republicans demanded that Alito get a vote in the Senate – something they denied Miers.

The AP appears to be setting the stage for the argument, should the Dems filibuster Alito, that what they are doing is the same as conservative Republicans scuttling Miers.


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