Robert Gordon, a Yale Law School Professor, writes the most interesting summary of the case against the Alito nomination Iâ€™ve seen.
I noticed a lot of the commenters didnâ€™t get his basic premise, which is not to indict him based on his agenda, but the concealment of such against the overwhelming evidence to the contrary. His recent response to the Concerned Alumni of Princeton seems to prove this out. (In this article to, some commenters deliberately misinterpret the report as an indictment of his using ROTC to avoid the draft, when the issue was him bringing a provably false excuse to shut off debate concerning his membership in a group with a overt racist/sexist agenda.)
I love this quote:
Alito tends to looks reasonable and moderate because of his style. But his style conceals a strategy.
His record shows a single right-wing activist strategy even when his words today try to cover it.
Kind of makes you miss the days of Robert Bork. Even if you disagree, as I do, with his originalist view of the Constitution at least the guy had balls to stand up for his beliefs even if it meant getting â€œborked.â€