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