Skip to comments.Media circus overwhelms Alito's mom
Posted on 11/05/2005 10:52:43 AM PST by Coleus
HAMILTON --The 90-year-old mother of Samuel A. Alito Jr., whom President Bush recently nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court, has become a celebrity in her own right.
Rose Alito may not want the attention, but she sure has received it.
Since Judge Alitos Monday nomination to the nations highest court, flocks of reporters have descended on his childhood Fenwood Avenue home.
"Im so proud of him, Rose Alito told The Trentonian after the nomination. "Sam always worked so hard. Sam was such a good student. He was always ready to help me.
Fish and chips dinners, flowers and presents have been left at the Alitos doorsteps from neighbors and close friends to congratulate the family on the news.
During a recent trip to a local pizzeria, a family friend said the shops owner even insisted that he walk around the counter to shake Rose Alitos hand.
"Shes a celebrity now and shes a little overwhelmed by it all," said the friend, who did not want to be identified. "The towns been really nice and shes just a proud mother."
Despite her growing popularity within the township, the family friend, who answered her door yesterday, said Rose Alito wants to be left alone by the media.
According to the Drudge Report, sources said Alito has become a prisoner in her longtime home.
The family friend did confirm that Alito left the township for a day this week to escape from the media frenzy and constant flow of phone calls. He did not want to comment whether or not she was confined to her home.
In the past few days, the streets near Alitos home have been clear of news vehicles and television crews. The family friend said they have noticed police squad cars driving by the home, but "not more than usual."
"As far as we know there havent been any problems reported," said a Hamilton police source.
For now the gloating mother just wants life to return to normal. Until then, she is surround by family, friends, neighbors and residents who support her.
"She just wants it to stop," the friend said.
(He even hoped that one day the city would tear down his childhood home and build a shoppping mall . . .
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