Wednesday, January 11, 2006

ACLU Joins Attempt to Bork Alito

The American Civil Liberties Union has officially announced its opposition to the nomination of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court:
NEW YORK -- The American Civil Liberties Union announced today that it will oppose the nomination of Judge Samuel A. Alito, Jr. to replace Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on the United States Supreme Court.
This is undoubtedly a part of the Democratic Party scheme I wrote about on Saturday. The ACLU hasn't opposed a Supreme Court nominee since Robert Bork.

The bad news for Dems and their co-conspirators at the ACLU is that Alito is turning the confirmation hearings into a wonkfest - a solid, masterful recitation of relevant law in response to antagonistic questioning, with no emotional fireworks to attract much in the way of mainstream media attention.

Some sort of publicity stunt will be necessary to pull off the Borking. I expect that sometime soon, a mainstream media accomplice will discover some bit of old news to try to drum up a lynch mob among the leftwing loonie fringe.

Thanks to Jay Stephenson of Stop the ACLU, who has more, including a petition supporting Alito's nomination.