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A WOMAN THE DEMS DON'T WANT TO HEAR
Michelle Malkin ^ | January 12, 2006 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 01/12/2006 9:26:31 PM PST by george76

This is U.S. Appeals Court Judge Maryanne Trump Barry, a Clinton appointee who gave a glowing endorsement of her colleague, Sam Alito, earlier today, along with six other judges from the appeals court who appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee to support Alito.

Chuck Schumer walked out before the judges started to speak.

Teddy Kennedy showed up late, stayed for 10 minutes, then left.

Pat Leahy put on a dour face for a short time, and also bailed...

if Judge Barry were a screeching liberal moaning about Alito's threat to the female populace, the Dems would have been all ears--and Judge Barry would have been all over the evening news tonight.

But she wasn't...

(Excerpt) Read more at michellemalkin.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 109th; alito; alitohearings; appealscourtjudge; biden; chuckschumer; clintonappointee; donaldtrump; g76; judgealito; judgemaryannebarry; kennedy; leahy; maryannetrumpbarry; moveonorg; patleahy; samalito; schumer; scotus; senate; teddykennedy; tedkennedy; trump; usa; usappealscourt
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1 posted on 01/12/2006 9:26:37 PM PST by george76
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2 posted on 01/12/2006 9:28:28 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

I saw her on C-SPAN today, The Donald must be proud of his sister.............


3 posted on 01/12/2006 9:30:56 PM PST by ThomasPaine2000 (Peace without freedom is tyranny.)
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To: george76
"Given how the unhinged Left has been savaging Mrs. Alito, I can only image the attacks Judge Barry will soon be facing for speaking her mind."


4 posted on 01/12/2006 9:32:06 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
From Michelle Malkin's article, "This is truly extraordinary. Extraordinary that Judge Alito's colleagues have turned out to defend him against the Democrats' smears; extraordinary that the Democrats themselves couldn't be bothered to stick around to hear what this distinguished group of judges had to say. After all, if the Democrats were actually interested in what kind of judge Sam Alito is, these are precisely the witnesses who could tell them. If the Democrats really thought that Alito's judicial opinions reflect poorly on him, these are exactly the people who could answer their questions, and, if they are correct, confirm their fears. But the Democrats apparently knew that wasn't going to happen. The only conclusion one can draw is that the Democrats knew they were smearing a fine man and a fine judge. But the fact that they didn't even have the decency or respect to stay and listen to Alito's colleagues is disgusting.

Michelle Malkin hits the nail on the proverbial head once again.

5 posted on 01/12/2006 9:32:14 PM PST by Chena (I'm not young enough to know everything.)
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To: george76

The Donald in Drag!!


6 posted on 01/12/2006 9:32:17 PM PST by msnimje (Senate Democrats ----------- Sound and Furry Signifying INSIGNIFICANCE)
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To: george76

I listened to those Judges today and their testimony was nothing short of amazing. All I can say is that Sam Alito must be one fine human being


7 posted on 01/12/2006 9:32:41 PM PST by MJY1288 (THE DEMOCRATS OFFER NOTHING FOR THE FUTURE AND THEY LIE ABOUT THE PAST)
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To: Chena
This is truly extraordinary. Extraordinary that Judge Alito's colleagues have turned out to defend him against the Democrats' smears; extraordinary that the Democrats themselves couldn't be bothered to stick around to hear what this distinguished group of judges had to say. After all, if the Democrats were actually interested in what kind of judge Sam Alito is, these are precisely the witnesses who could tell them. If the Democrats really thought that Alito's judicial opinions reflect poorly on him, these are exactly the people who could answer their questions, and, if they are correct, confirm their fears. But the Democrats apparently knew that wasn't going to happen. The only conclusion one can draw is that the Democrats knew they were smearing a fine man and a fine judge. But the fact that they didn't even have the decency or respect to stay and listen to Alito's colleagues is disgusting.

oops, that didn't post as well as planned. This is M. Malkin's quote.

8 posted on 01/12/2006 9:33:38 PM PST by Chena (I'm not young enough to know everything.)
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To: george76

There are rules around here....
9 posted on 01/12/2006 9:33:44 PM PST by vikingd00d
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To: george76

I think it truly telling and at the same time unfortunate that these hearings are not more widely televised.

I've done next to nothing the last couple days so I could experience one of these hearings (my first that I've paid full attention to) and find it absolutely apalling some of the things the democrat senators are allowed to do/say/imply/manipulate/distort from their fancy leather chairs.


10 posted on 01/12/2006 9:34:38 PM PST by TheZMan (President getting mad = a good thing. Where ya been, W?)
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To: vikingd00d

Ah yes, the necessary visual aid to go with the article. I'm a "sheila", but I do understand the need for our male FReepers to get their eye candy. LOL


11 posted on 01/12/2006 9:35:07 PM PST by Chena (I'm not young enough to know everything.)
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To: Chena; neverdem; Mr. Mojo

Michelle Malkin is great.

Thank you Michele...if you are lurking.


12 posted on 01/12/2006 9:36:53 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: TheZMan
That's OK, The RATS got an ear full in the Press over the genuine tears of Mrs. Alito yesterday, She might have done more to expose the Democrats for the bitter ankle biters they are, than all the comments of the Republicans could muster.

Sam Alito is a good man and no matter what his political views might be, he and his family did not deserve the character assassination the Democrats have been waging against this obviously good man

13 posted on 01/12/2006 9:40:12 PM PST by MJY1288 (THE DEMOCRATS OFFER NOTHING FOR THE FUTURE AND THEY LIE ABOUT THE PAST)
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To: george76

There is no rule that the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have to attend the hearings?

They can just show up to bloviate, and spew bile when they feel like it, then go crap off the rest of the day or something?

Well, that's good to know.

FWIW, here is a list of all the members:
Arlen Specter-CHAIRMAN, PENNSYLVANIA
Orrin G. Hatch-UTAH
Patrick J. Leahy-RANKING DEMOCRATIC MEMBER, VERMONT
Charles E. Grassley-IOWA
Edward M. Kennedy-MASSACHUSETTS
Jon Kyl-ARIZONA
Joseph R. Biden, Jr.-DELAWARE
Mike DeWine-OHIO
Herbert Kohl-WISCONSIN
Jeff Sessions-ALABAMA
Dianne Feinstein-CALIFORNIA
Lindsey Graham-SOUTH CAROLINA
Russell D. Feingold-WISCONSIN
John Cornyn-TEXAS
Charles E. Schumer-NEW YORK
Sam Brownback-KANSAS
Richard J. Durbin-ILLINOIS
Tom Coburn-OKLAHOMA


14 posted on 01/12/2006 10:20:34 PM PST by sockmonkey
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To: george76

They actually bailed on the hearings because they didn't like what they were going to hear?

What a bunch of creeps. These people aren't mature enough to be in positions of power.


15 posted on 01/12/2006 10:29:38 PM PST by Bullish (Proudly and consistently hating the Clinton's since 1992)
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To: msnimje
"The Donald in Drag!! "

You sound like a tasteless turd!

16 posted on 01/12/2006 10:34:18 PM PST by de Buillion (CWII COMETH!)
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To: ThomasPaine2000

Is this really Donald Trump's sister? Seriously???


17 posted on 01/12/2006 10:37:04 PM PST by cubreporter (I trust Rush. He has done more for this country than anyone will ever know. He's A++)
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To: de Buillion
You sound like a tasteless turd!


Are you a Democrat? Democrats claim moral superiority by calling someone a "tasteless turd" - very classy.

My statement was nothing more than an exuberant expression of how very much she looks like her brother - only feminine.
18 posted on 01/12/2006 10:43:07 PM PST by msnimje (Senate Democrats ----------- Sound and Furry Signifying INSIGNIFICANCE)
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To: george76

I don't think so! Those who have the backbone to speak the truth are very rarely challenged by the left. It's interesting to watch. The ones the dems attack are those who they believe they can cower to their will; or the dems have some dirt on them.

Evidently, this woman is her own person. A rare Clinton appointee who is not afraid of the Clintons.


19 posted on 01/12/2006 10:45:17 PM PST by The Final Harvest ( I believe Congressman Curt Weldon re Able Danger)
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To: msnimje
"My statement was nothing more than an exuberant expression of how very much she looks like her brother - only feminine."

OK, so you're an EXUBERANT tasteless turd.

20 posted on 01/12/2006 10:49:29 PM PST by de Buillion (CWII COMETH!)
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To: cubreporter

Yes!!!!


21 posted on 01/12/2006 10:53:48 PM PST by ThomasPaine2000 (Peace without freedom is tyranny.)
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To: george76

Fox played portions of Judge Barry's testimony, and I have to tell you, I'd hate to be the lawyer who's trying to do the smoke-and-mirrors thing in front of her. She's one tough - and sharp - lady.


22 posted on 01/12/2006 10:54:29 PM PST by hsalaw
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To: ThomasPaine2000

Wow. She was very clear spoken and eloquent.


23 posted on 01/12/2006 11:00:39 PM PST by cubreporter (I trust Rush. He has done more for this country than anyone will ever know. He's A++)
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To: cgk

Ping


24 posted on 01/12/2006 11:06:03 PM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: cubreporter
Yes she was, very impressive..
Do a Google search on Donald Trump/Genealogy...
Really interesting, his grandfather's middle name was "Christ"
25 posted on 01/12/2006 11:17:56 PM PST by ThomasPaine2000 (Peace without freedom is tyranny.)
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To: ThomasPaine2000

I'll do that. Thank you.


26 posted on 01/12/2006 11:22:46 PM PST by cubreporter (I trust Rush. He has done more for this country than anyone will ever know. He's A++)
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To: george76; Cacique; sirjohn; Costigan; Candor7; ezoeni; concretebob; RasterMaster; brf1; ...

Malkin ping!

Photo credit: FReeper cacique (thanks for the ping!!)

Please FReepmail me if you would like to be added to, or removed from, the Michelle Malkin ping list...

27 posted on 01/12/2006 11:23:41 PM PST by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: george76

More reason to keep the interviews to 2 days.


28 posted on 01/13/2006 6:09:20 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: george76

This is sort of a mirror image of the Swiftvets' situation with Kerry. Here the seven people most closely associated with Alito all testify to his superb qualifications and credentials to serve as a Supreme Court justice. In the Swiftvets' case the large majority of the people who were most closely associated with him in Vietnam all stated he was "unfit to serve." In each case the MSM is doing its best to ignore the testimony.


29 posted on 01/13/2006 6:16:57 AM PST by libstripper
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To: Chena
"but I do understand the need for our male FReepers to get their eye candy."

Thanks for understanding ;)
30 posted on 01/13/2006 6:20:32 AM PST by jaydubya2
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To: george76

Interesting that the Pubs are able to present a panel with over 200 collective years of appellate judicial experience at the highest level, all vigourously supporting Judge Alito. The Dems can only respond with an associate professor of law (not even a full professor) from the nation's most liberal law school, Berkley. Game over, man.


31 posted on 01/13/2006 6:33:19 AM PST by joebuck
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To: msnimje

LOL!


32 posted on 01/13/2006 7:38:07 AM PST by plain talk
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To: Chena

Excellent clip from Michelle Malkin. Regarding the behavior;

"Chuck Schumer walked out before the judges started to speak. Teddy Kennedy showed up late, stayed for 10 minutes, then left. Pat Leahy put on a dour face for a short time, and also bailed..."

Well, it just shows what a childish bunch they really are. They no longer need discipline, but punishment for their deliberate and consistent bad attitudes and behavior.


33 posted on 01/13/2006 7:46:29 AM PST by Mrs. Darla Ruth Schwerin
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To: george76

Just watched the video clip of Judge Barry. They best not mess with her... Judge Barry is one judge you don't wanna tick off. She'll knock 'em into the middle of next week before they realize what happened.


34 posted on 01/13/2006 7:54:24 AM PST by Mrs. Darla Ruth Schwerin
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To: msnimje; de Buillion

"Are you a Democrat? Democrats claim moral superiority by calling someone a "tasteless turd" - very classy. "

I want to know how de Buillion knows what a full-flavor turd tastes like, so as to be able to identify a "tasteless turd" in comparison...


35 posted on 01/13/2006 8:07:13 AM PST by adam_az (It's the border, stupid!)
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To: Chena

The Libs were never interested in a civil hearing or discussion. They merely wanted to attack all things perceived to be conservative about Alito with no rebuttal.

This episode shows what childish, petty jerks they are when they don't get their way. I also hope against hope that the Senate Republicans can see what can be accomplished when they stick together and smack down the BS from the Democrats.


36 posted on 01/13/2006 8:50:04 AM PST by headstamp (Nothing lasts forever, Unless it does.)
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To: Mrs. Darla Ruth Schwerin

All of the DUmmie Senators left the room when she and other judges who actually have worked with Judge Alito were speaking.

There is no search for the truth, here.


37 posted on 01/13/2006 9:20:43 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: adam_az

"I want to know how de Buillion knows what a full-flavor turd tastes like, so as to be able to identify a "tasteless turd" in comparison..."

He tried McDonalds versus BurgerKing?

Oops! We are talking birds here, so Church's versus KFC?


38 posted on 01/13/2006 9:30:10 AM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon Liberty, it is essential to examine principle)
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To: george76

I cannot BELIEVE they were so RUDE to walk out on these judges testimonies!! ARRG! WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE! They must be the LEAST qualified people around. Ted Kennedy was asking for questions on his website. He can't think up his own questions? What exactly are these people paid to do?


39 posted on 01/13/2006 9:35:21 AM PST by TX Bluebonnet
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To: TX Bluebonnet

The DUmmie Senators were usually reading questions prepared by "moveon" with no follow up questions. Just read the next written question.

"Alito shows an open mind, but will Senate Democrats?"

"One by one, the straw men set up by liberal special interest groups like People for the American Way and MoveOn.org have burned up quickly at the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito..."

"Alito has sworn that he will maintain an open mind on all issues that come before him at the high court...we can only hope the Senate Democrats will do the same when they vote on his nomination."



40 posted on 01/13/2006 9:42:37 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: cubreporter

Seriously. It's handy to have a judge in the family - she performed the ceremony when The Donald married Melahhhhhnia, and also officiated when The Donald, Jr. married his fashion model a couple of months ago. :)


41 posted on 01/13/2006 9:42:55 AM PST by linda_22003
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To: TX Bluebonnet
ARRG! WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE!

Egotistical, self-centered, immoral, and mostly law breaking jerks.

They actually make me yearn for some honest, well-mannered, sincere deluded socialists. It's pretty bad for the country when the main opposition party is led by morally bankrupt degenerates.

42 posted on 01/13/2006 9:44:46 AM PST by SupplySider
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To: george76

That doesn't surprise me. It just shows their contempt for the judicial process, and our constitution...


43 posted on 01/13/2006 9:46:14 AM PST by Mrs. Darla Ruth Schwerin
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To: CyberAnt

For Dems, the truth about Alito is like holding up a cross to a vampire


44 posted on 01/13/2006 9:49:37 AM PST by bonfire
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To: Mrs. Darla Ruth Schwerin

It is amazing...

"Sen. Edward M. Kennedy belongs to a social club for Harvard students and alumni that was evicted from campus nearly 20 years ago after refusing to allow female members."

"According to the online membership directory of the Owl Club, the Massachusetts Democrat updated his personal information -- including the address of his home, which is in his wife's name -- on Sept. 7, 2005."

"The club has long been reviled on campus as "sexist" and "elitist" and, in 1984, was booted from the university for violating federal anti-discrimination laws..."

http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20060112-110438-9568r.htm


45 posted on 01/13/2006 9:54:38 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: linda_22003

Well, she sure seemed like a fine eloquent woman. Very solid and trusting. Someone I could be friends with. Just that kind of way she came across. Honest and sincere. :)


46 posted on 01/13/2006 10:02:20 AM PST by cubreporter (I trust Rush. He has done more for this country than anyone will ever know. He's A++)
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To: cubreporter

"Honest and sincere. :)"

Maybe she's not *biologically* related to The Donald, then. ;)


47 posted on 01/13/2006 10:03:42 AM PST by linda_22003
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To: linda_22003

:) :)


48 posted on 01/13/2006 10:10:11 AM PST by cubreporter (I trust Rush. He has done more for this country than anyone will ever know. He's A++)
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To: sockmonkey
They can just show up to bloviate, and spew bile when they feel like it, then go crap off the rest of the day or something?

How do you suppose John Kerry gets away with missing almost all meetings of the committees he's assigned to?

49 posted on 01/13/2006 10:22:08 AM PST by CFC__VRWC ("Anytime a liberal squeals in outrage, an angel gets its wings!" - gidget7)
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To: george76

Thanks for the link, as reading the article refreshed my memory regarding another dirty deed of Kennedy's. Was surprised to learn that any newspaper had the guts to write any of his nototious adventures. Makes me wonder if they are up to no good by doing this...


50 posted on 01/13/2006 10:35:42 AM PST by Mrs. Darla Ruth Schwerin
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