Alito Hearing Transcripts

The Washington Post has the morning and afternoon hearing transcripts of Judge Alito's testimony today.

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    Re: Alito Hearing Transcripts (none / 0) (#1)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Tue Jan 10, 2006 at 05:06:57 PM EST
    eya Jeralyn nice analysis and reporting on the Majority Report Radio. we on the MRR Bloggie appreciate it. come visit me there sometime!

    Re: Alito Hearing Transcripts (none / 0) (#2)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Wed Jan 11, 2006 at 05:14:46 PM EST
    Beasts of Burden If the Democrats' goal in the hearings is to paint a picture of Alito as unsupportable, they've already positioned themselves to lose. A Democratic victory in the hearings would result in a "no vote" or a "filibuster", but to accomplish this politically, the Dems have to build a case to justify it. Barring any surprises, the Dems won't make the case. The Democrats needed to put the burden on Alito and the Republicans: make them prove he's not a right-wing lunatic. Use "Do you still beat your wife variety?" strategy. Shift the debate from "Are you qualified?" to "Why are you the best candidate for this position?" "Why are you often out of the judicial mainstream? Are the people who disagree with you wrong?" From there, connect Alito to Bush's nomination of Meyers. Make him the Brownie of the Supreme Court. We already know what makes Sammy run. We need to reframe the debate to show why he should run the other way. BTW: Isn't asking a judge if he believes in stare decisis is like asking a mathematician if he believes in using zero as a number. Mb P.S. Anyone else want to strangle Lindsey Graham any time he speaks?