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Samuel Alito ~ Senate Judiciary Hearing [LIVE THREAD] (Day-3)
Senate Judiciary ^ | 1-11-06 | Senate Judiciary

Posted on 01/11/2006 5:01:17 AM PST by OXENinFLA

Day 3: Questioning Continues

This morning, Round 1 concludes with Senators on the Judiciary Cmte. who did not question nominee Alito yesterday. During Round 2, questioning is limited to 20 minutes for each of the eight- een senators. Chairman Arlen Specter (R-PA) leads off, followed by the others, alternating by party in order of seniority.

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Day 2 Transcript

Part I

Part II

Part III


And do NOT miss Radio Blogger's audio from slow Joe Biden.

The Joseph Biden Princeton Waffle


Also, Joe is a homophobe!

JB: This magnificently attractive, intellectually and physically, a beautiful young girl, was a sophomore, was showing us around. And I figured we've got a lock now (laughing). My son is going to really be interested. And I know Senators aren't supposed to say things like that, but if he hadn't been interested, I would have been worried.

1 posted on 01/11/2006 5:01:19 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: Mo1; Howlin; Peach; BeforeISleep; kimmie7; 4integrity; BigSkyFreeper; RandallFlagg; ...

Ping...........


2 posted on 01/11/2006 5:01:49 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: OXENinFLA

What time is the talent part of the show? I'll take a pass on watching the swimsuit competition.


3 posted on 01/11/2006 5:04:03 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: OXENinFLA
Interested in others opinions of the GOP senators...as a group they had the excellent strategy of using their time to rebut every Dem lie from the pprevious speaker, and/or to allow Alito to expand upon his responses..worked beautifully..

Graham was excellent...but Cornyn was superb, especially as the way he completely rebutted every lie of Schumer..Chuckie had his charts, but so did Cornyn..think that wasn't carefully planned??..the GOP knows the enemy..Cornyn played John Fox to Schmuckie's Tom Coughlin..completely outcoached and outclassed him..

Today we have Brownback AND Coburn....should be good....

any more news on the Dems plan to cancel the 3rd round..throw in the towel..if they do, it will drive their base insane..

4 posted on 01/11/2006 5:11:10 AM PST by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: ken5050

FYI - Powerlineblog indicates that character witnesses will be testifying

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1555885/posts


5 posted on 01/11/2006 5:13:15 AM PST by saveliberty (Proud to be Head Snowflake and Bushbot)
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To: OXENinFLA

The big question is, will Joe Biden ask a question?


6 posted on 01/11/2006 5:15:43 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: saveliberty

THanks for the link..Dems have a BIG problem if the cancel the 3rd round, and THEN vote to hold him over a week..try and spin that one..LOL


7 posted on 01/11/2006 5:15:58 AM PST by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: OXENinFLA
Mornin'!

Recap of Biden's questioning yesterday: blah, blah, blah , blah! Me, me, me, me times 15 minutes.

Alito answer: Well, yeah, you fool!

8 posted on 01/11/2006 5:16:10 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (Kill 'em til they're dead! Then, kill 'em again!)
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To: Bushbacker1

Supposedly, Biden talked for 26 of his 30 minutes yesterday.


9 posted on 01/11/2006 5:18:00 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: saveliberty
That is what I am waiting for, the judges who are both Dem and Rep who feel that Judge Alito was unfairly chararacteriszed by the left.

Stick that in your pipe, Schumer.

10 posted on 01/11/2006 5:19:43 AM PST by mware (The keeper of the I's once again.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
I'll take a pass on watching the swimsuit competition.

Good idea.Is that a surrender flag on his swim suit?


11 posted on 01/11/2006 5:19:51 AM PST by COUNTrecount
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To: Bushbacker1
Recap of Biden's questioning yesterday: blah, blah, blah , blah! Me, me, me, me times 15 minutes.

Schumer beat that. He had 55 of them.

12 posted on 01/11/2006 5:22:04 AM PST by mware (The keeper of the I's once again.)
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To: ken5050

They are currently complaining that Alito is boring because he is so well educated and technical that when he answers the question, the members of the committee don't know enough about the law to understand his answers.


13 posted on 01/11/2006 5:22:33 AM PST by saveliberty (Proud to be Head Snowflake and Bushbot)
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To: COUNTrecount
Good idea.Is that a surrender flag on his swim suit?

Oh good one. I had not looked closely and just figured it was his Depends hanging out.

Did anyone hear BOR actually giving the drunk credit for having two brain cells to rub together?

14 posted on 01/11/2006 5:22:41 AM PST by daybreakcoming (May God bless those who enter the valley of the shadow of death so that we may see the light of day.)
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To: ken5050
Interested in others opinions of the GOP senators...as a group they had the excellent strategy of using their time to rebut every Dem lie from the pprevious speaker, and/or to allow Alito to expand upon his responses..worked beautifully..

They did a great job. They can be proud of their efforts.

15 posted on 01/11/2006 5:23:10 AM PST by syriacus (Chuck Schumer is outclassed intellectually by Bush's judicial nominees.)
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To: mware

Schumer is still trying to understand the answers that he got


16 posted on 01/11/2006 5:24:03 AM PST by saveliberty (Proud to be Head Snowflake and Bushbot)
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To: COUNTrecount

Ow ow ow ow ow! My eyes! My eyes!


17 posted on 01/11/2006 5:24:37 AM PST by saveliberty (Proud to be Head Snowflake and Bushbot)
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To: OXENinFLA





18 posted on 01/11/2006 5:24:48 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

I love these pics!


19 posted on 01/11/2006 5:25:34 AM PST by Halls (Dallas County, Texas, but my heart is in East Texas!)
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To: leadpenny

I listened on XM (Foxnews on the radio) and all Biden did was pontificate, wonder out loud and preach. Yet, somehow, I missed Chucky Scmuck's questioning. (Probably busy working) I'm relatively sure it couldn't have been any different.


20 posted on 01/11/2006 5:25:42 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (Kill 'em til they're dead! Then, kill 'em again!)
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To: COUNTrecount

With all his money, why doesn't Kennedy do something about that? It's disgraceful.


21 posted on 01/11/2006 5:26:46 AM PST by bkepley
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To: ken5050; All
Good morning! I listened to the call-ins...something I don't usually do...to Morning Journal today, and there was a surprising number of not only pro Alito calls but several dems who were "disgusted w/the dem party" and had changed to Republicans or were planning to do so. These callers specifically named Biden and Schummer and Kennedy as being "obnoxious".

I recognized the voice of one black dem woman who had also called yesterday right after the hearings. She repeated the same hateful things about Alito NOT answering the questions.

Has Brian Lamb stopped the practice of limiting callers to once a month?

22 posted on 01/11/2006 5:27:10 AM PST by Carolinamom (If you pursue happiness, you'll never find it. ---C.P. Snow)
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To: syriacus
George Clooney could be a spokesperson for the Dem Senators---


"Damn! We're in a tight spot!"

23 posted on 01/11/2006 5:27:20 AM PST by syriacus (Chuck Schumer is outclassed intellectually by Bush's judicial nominees.)
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To: saveliberty

I'm gonna get a run in before the hearings start...can you psot her, or link to , Ponnunu's comments last night on the Nation Review bench memos blog..he seems to feel that Schumer scored some points..


24 posted on 01/11/2006 5:27:35 AM PST by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: saveliberty
LOL! I don't know much about the law- but understand his answers! LOL! these morons! I think what bothers the Senile Senators- is that when they ask a question give a lecture- Alito will answer them by citing a case (Brown vs Smith) and then they cannot say a word because they don't know SQUAT! LOL! You can see it in their faces....they are like- "Oh crapt, now what do I do...." they even swallow hard.. LOL! Fun to watch... I LOVE IT!
25 posted on 01/11/2006 5:27:57 AM PST by eeevil conservative (courage is living in tyranny and speaking for freedom/not living in freedom and speaking for tyranny)
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To: All

I just want to take a moment to say how awesome the FReepers are-

when I left for work yesterday- we were at 32% on the fundraising.....FReepers really stepped up to the plate yesterday!

THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE! I LOVE FREEP AND WANT TO KEEP IT AROUND!!!!

Let's close that fundraising puupy down TODAY!


26 posted on 01/11/2006 5:30:20 AM PST by eeevil conservative (courage is living in tyranny and speaking for freedom/not living in freedom and speaking for tyranny)
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To: Carolinamom; All
Two questions...

1.Was Scumer actually saying /advocating the position that "stare decisis" should trump the Constitution? IOW, that an unconstitutional law, long on the books, ( i.e. Roe) should be left alone?

2. Can anyone explain what is the impact/meaning of "findings"..I'm not a lawyer..never heard the term before..yet it was used a lot yesterday by Alito, saying that Congress should include "findings" with the laws it passed..Are those Cliff's Notes, or work papers...Does it mean thatCongress is supposed to explain the laws it passes?

BTW CM..g'mornin' back at ya..

27 posted on 01/11/2006 5:32:04 AM PST by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: maggief

You have the basis of a great calendar there....could be a nice little cottage industry for you..I'd buy one..


28 posted on 01/11/2006 5:33:17 AM PST by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: OXENinFLA

Anyone see this? Not sure if it was posted. Apparently Alito is a Freeper. LOL

http://corner.nationalreview.com/06_01_08_corner-archive.asp#086505


29 posted on 01/11/2006 5:34:04 AM PST by Soul Seeker (Mr. President: It is now time to turn over the money changers' tables.)
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To: ken5050

Ramesh Ponnuru is a shameless sophist. Sigh, read him, but he diddles on words to the point of inanity, IMHO. Caveat emptor, okay? :-)

On Bench Memos, Ramesh says that he does not think that Schumer scored points, but that he did nick him.

Here's the trail, which includes Ed Whelan's respons

http://bench.nationalreview.com/archives/086686.asp

*****
Here's another trail where Ramesh says that Schumer didn't twist Bork

http://corner.nationalreview.com/06_01_08_corner-archive.asp#086682


30 posted on 01/11/2006 5:34:17 AM PST by saveliberty (Proud to be Head Snowflake and Bushbot)
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To: eeevil conservative

Because they are ideological and not good lawyers


31 posted on 01/11/2006 5:35:14 AM PST by saveliberty (Proud to be Head Snowflake and Bushbot)
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To: saveliberty
I'm so happy to see that Schumer can no longer pretend he's the only smart guy around.


School-less Chuck Schumer

Chuck Schumer has said that he might
Approve a justice who's AIR-EEEE-YOO-DITE*.
There's only one clinker
In this plan of Chuck Stinker --
The candidate mustn't lean right.

*Schumer's preferred mispronunciation of "erudite".

32 posted on 01/11/2006 5:35:37 AM PST by syriacus (Chuck Schumer is outclassed intellectually by Bush's judicial nominees.)
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To: syriacus

He is the smartest that the Dems have on that Committee.


33 posted on 01/11/2006 5:37:49 AM PST by saveliberty (Proud to be Head Snowflake and Bushbot)
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To: Soul Seeker

Cool. We are everywhere!


34 posted on 01/11/2006 5:37:59 AM PST by don-o (Don't be a Freeploader. Do the right thing. Become a Monthly Donor!)
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To: ken5050
I'm no lawyer either. I understand that 'stare decisis' means is the doctrine under which the court adheres to past precedents. Is that right? If so, it certainly should not trump the Constitution itself, and Schumer (even though he hasn't practiced law a day in his life)should know that.

BTW I know he WENT to law school, but did he graduate? Or if he did, did he take and/or pass the bar exam?

35 posted on 01/11/2006 5:39:23 AM PST by Carolinamom (If you pursue happiness, you'll never find it. ---C.P. Snow)
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To: OXENinFLA
Are you listening to this numb nut Kate Michaelman on cspan1 ??

She's saying that Alito will roll back the clock to the 1950's and even the 1920's before women were able to vote

Why does she think this???

Because of the way he talked about family values
36 posted on 01/11/2006 5:39:30 AM PST by Mo1 (Republicans protect Americans from Terrorists.. Democrats protect Terrorists from Americans)
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To: saveliberty

Hi...just checking in. I need to get some work done around here so will return later on.


37 posted on 01/11/2006 5:41:00 AM PST by Miss Marple (Lord, please look after Mozart Lover's son and keep him strong.)
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To: Mo1

You can smell the fear


38 posted on 01/11/2006 5:41:29 AM PST by benjamin032
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To: Mo1
Are you listening to this numb nut Kate Michaelman on cspan1 ??

No, I've got Bill Bennett on.

Is that the Kate that's the Ex-pres. of NARAL?

39 posted on 01/11/2006 5:42:22 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: All

Save my seat bump!


40 posted on 01/11/2006 5:42:26 AM PST by tiredoflaundry (I'll admit it , I'm a Snow Flake !)
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To: saveliberty

gotta run to work!

think of me while watching today-- I will need someone to fill me in!!!!!

God Bless!

GET 'EM ALITO!


41 posted on 01/11/2006 5:42:35 AM PST by eeevil conservative (courage is living in tyranny and speaking for freedom/not living in freedom and speaking for tyranny)
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To: Miss Marple

:-) Good morning, Miss Marple!


42 posted on 01/11/2006 5:42:49 AM PST by saveliberty (Proud to be Head Snowflake and Bushbot)
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To: eeevil conservative
You can see it in their faces....they are like- "Oh crapt, now what do I do....

They seemed to be saying "I see. All right. Now I'll move on to my next question" more quickly, and more often than usual.

Sometimes they use that as a tactic to prevent the nominee from answering a question. With Alito they seem to use it more often to escape a tight spot.

43 posted on 01/11/2006 5:43:08 AM PST by syriacus (Chuck Schumer is outclassed intellectually by Bush's judicial nominees.)
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To: eeevil conservative

I will think of you, but I can't watch either :-(

Have a great day!


44 posted on 01/11/2006 5:43:59 AM PST by saveliberty (Proud to be Head Snowflake and Bushbot)
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To: OXENinFLA

Yes ...

good grief .. she's spent too much time sniffin glue


45 posted on 01/11/2006 5:44:48 AM PST by Mo1 (Republicans protect Americans from Terrorists.. Democrats protect Terrorists from Americans)
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To: Soul Seeker

"Freeper" is the lefts way of denigrating someone on the right, akin to a the rights use of "moonbat".


46 posted on 01/11/2006 5:44:56 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: maggief; Mo1

Leahy: "Ted, I think we're losing.........."

Kennedy: "Shut up Pat and go tell Chuck to wave around his Constitution around some more!"

47 posted on 01/11/2006 5:45:06 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: leadpenny

The big question is, will Joe Biden ask a question?

He was just scary with that Joker-like smile yesterday.

 

 


48 posted on 01/11/2006 5:45:29 AM PST by backinthefold
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To: saveliberty
Hi, frantically looking for a tape, to tape the hearings, LOL. Last one had the Inaugural on it, can't tape over that!
49 posted on 01/11/2006 5:45:30 AM PST by defconw ( Allen/Pence 2008 Operation Put Up or Shut Up)
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To: Mo1
Because of the way he talked about family values

Family Values!!! OH NO!



;-)
50 posted on 01/11/2006 5:45:34 AM PST by tiredoflaundry (I'll admit it , I'm a Snow Flake !)
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