Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Scalito? Scandalito? ALIEto?

As described previously in this blog, Alito believes that a burdensome law is not really burdensome if people can lie to get around it. Now, he's arguing that he shouldn't be held to his statements that his "personal belief" is that a woman’s right to choose is not protected by the Constitution because, after all, it was on a job application.

So, okay, we now have him saying that he's willing to lie to get a job he wants. What kind of ethical vacuum is this person? How can any Senator possibly vote to confirm him?

4 Comments:

Blogger AM said...

It just makes me so mad. It's too early in the morning for this!

But, let's face it, anyone Bush chooses is gonna suck.

11/16/2005 8:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You could believe that he is saying he lied to get the job if you choose to.

I think he is saying that he was proud to take those positions as an advocate. I even interpet him to mean he opposes abortion.

He then states that as a judge, he obligation is different. A judge interprets the law.

Here's my bet - if Alito gets on the Court, he'll not vote to overturn Roe v. Wade. He will probably believe as many do that the decision is a horrible example of judicial legislation, but he will believe that there is not a basis to overturn it. Judges such as Alito believe there is a benefit in following precedent, even if they would have decided the controlling case law differently if they had been on the bench at that time.

11/16/2005 5:14 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

Anonymous -

I think we're close to agreement. I believe he is saying he opposes abortion, and that he was proud to take that position.

But I see no evidence to suggest that he will not vote to overturn Roe. I believe he will vote to overturn Roe.

The only way I see him not voting to overturn Roe is the most cynical view of right-wing politics I know. I've talked to several fairly well-connected republicans who assure me that Roe will not get overturned because doing so would lose a valuable to get the gullible religious right out to vote.

11/16/2005 9:07 PM  
Blogger Invasion14 said...

If you think it’s about Roe V Wade it’s not. First Roe V Wade is a done issue it’s there forever brothers, Sure if and when Alito is confirmed he and the other two monkeys Pubic Hair and Duck Hunt will try and chip away at roeVwade but that’s all that will happen. Hell, I think if I were a Dem Op I would enjoy seeing the backwater trio turn Roe just for the political backfire. The backfire would come from people in ass backwards states after they impregnate their sisters and have to drive to a more progressive state to get an abortion. So I could care less about Roe Leave it to the States to decide (I’m so Libertarian). Yes I know that’s harsh but I know you felt the truth in it, and fellow Americans isn’t that what we all are looking for in life a little truth here and there. Sure some people are weak when the truth is nowhere to be found and have to find something strong to hold on to help them compensate for their low self-esteem. (i.e. machine guns, or mens private parts) I think as Americans and human beings we should be evolving and taking strides to improve this country (at least until revelations happens) I know your saying dang nab it the worlds going to end anyway that, can’t I just get mine now! Yes, I agree we should all be able to get ours now. Maybe I shouldn’t put the bar so high after all I am your keeper. I understand that setting the bar too high will only increase our chances of failure and brothers I see all you don’t have the strength to make to the bar. (Physically or mentally) So I will lower the bar for you and ask few simple questions. I understand that I don’t know everything. First Question Since it’s inception in 1982 The Federalist Society has been actively trying doing what? Next Question What happens to the unborn? Did I hurt the reception of my opinion by attacking pubic hair and duck hunt? Last question when I mentioned the word “backwater” earlier did you automatically think of Jerry Falwell, the Christian Coalition of America, Pat Robertson and etc. etc. because I always do. Your Fellow American and patriot David Neal

1/29/2006 10:51 AM  

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