Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Needed: A Democratic SCOTUS Swat Team

Our new SCOTUS buddy, Sammy-the-Mouth Alito, now says he really didn't mean it all those years ago when he made some positively obsequious comments about his good buddy, Robert "Savonarola" Bork, calling him "one of the most outstanding nominees of the century'' and "a man of unequaled ability, understanding of constitutional history, someone who had thought deeply throughout his entire life about constitutional issues and about the Supreme Court and the role it ought to play in American society.''

But now that he's been called to task on this crap by the Dems, he's back-pedaling so fast that I half expect him to say something like what Willie Horton said about Michael Dukakis after the trouncing he received in the 1988 election: "Hey, I barely knew the guy!"

Our Sammy now says it was all just a big misunderstanding, that he was just expressing his personal support for Bork as a person, and not as a Supreme Court justice, yada yada yada.

Yeah, uh-huh. And when Charles Manson is standing in the capitol rotunda in Sacramento, brandishing an AK-47 and yelling for everyone to get down or he'll kill them ... well, he will just be exercising his free speech rights by expressing in his own way his support for The Gropinator, and it'll all be just a big misunderstanding. Tell that to the SWAT team.

What we really need is a Democratic SWAT team that will zero in on the half-truths and the "inoperative statements" and the dissembling and the misdirection and the lies on the part of each and every wingnut asshole that the Repugs can throw up for these lifetime SCOTUS appointments. Zero in on them and hold their feet to the fire.

But with a bunch of weak-kneed lilly-livered Dems like Lazy Di in the Senate, I guess that's just too much to ask for.