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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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To: Dolphy

Today Arlen is acting like my Senator, for once.


1,101 posted on 01/11/2006 9:49:02 AM PST by TheForceOfOne
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To: bulldozer

all the DUmmies are convinced that the swimmer has some smoking gun with this CAP stuff. he is their biggest hero makes me wanna puke

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=364x108042


1,102 posted on 01/11/2006 9:49:03 AM PST by jneesy (certified southern right wing hillbilly nutjob)
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To: xsmommy
SPECTRE!


1,103 posted on 01/11/2006 9:49:21 AM PST by Paradox (What "tax cuts for the rich". They are paying more taxes now than ever!)
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To: sure_fine

I was really worried about Specter's vote in committe. Not any more.


1,104 posted on 01/11/2006 9:49:26 AM PST by Hoodat ( Silly Dems)
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To: milagro

True. Reminds me of an early 1990s playoff game Redskins vs. Falcons too. Falcons had no defense whatsoever, so they tried to just blitz on almost every down and the Skins burned them time and time again.

This hearing is the ultimate Actor's Studio for the Democrats. It's "Whose Vote is it Anyway?" with Drew Carey telling the Dems to act like they actually have the power to do what you like.


1,105 posted on 01/11/2006 9:49:27 AM PST by rjp2005
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To: debg
Delirium tremens?
1,106 posted on 01/11/2006 9:49:33 AM PST by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: Christian4Bush

Kennedy is desperate to set up a delay for documents to hose this nomination


1,107 posted on 01/11/2006 9:49:38 AM PST by saveliberty (Proud to be Head Snowflake and Bushbot)
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To: Do not dub me shapka broham

It's doubly funny because of the tone Kennedy took with Alito when he began questioning him. He got it back from Specter in spades, but Specter's tone was from genuine anger.


1,108 posted on 01/11/2006 9:49:49 AM PST by LucyJo ("I have overcome the world." "Abide in Me." (John 16:33; 15:4)
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To: jonrick46

Kennedy's still there, but he looks like he's got a migraine coming on.


1,109 posted on 01/11/2006 9:49:56 AM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: jennyjenny

You'll have to see it later. It was GREAT. Specter was really mad at Kennedy for trying to take over the hearings.


1,110 posted on 01/11/2006 9:50:04 AM PST by ilovew ("We are living through a watershed moment in the story of freedom." GWB 12-14-05)
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To: TomGuy
You should see Ted Stevens.

That guy should go back to high school and take a refresher course in forensics.

I can't believe he was chosen to deliver opening remarks at President Reagan's funeral.

1,111 posted on 01/11/2006 9:50:19 AM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham
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To: Hoodat

Good point...


1,112 posted on 01/11/2006 9:50:27 AM PST by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: alisasny

CAP does not have the same cachet as Long Dong and despoiled cans of coke.


1,113 posted on 01/11/2006 9:50:48 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: JFC
If the woman to the right (facing screen) is Judge Alito's daughter, some might think she is a silent but formidable ally for him. She has eyes that peer like a laser towards those trying to embarrass her father. It is (at least to me) fascinating to watch her eyes scan the dais and at times seemingly stare down the attacker.
1,114 posted on 01/11/2006 9:50:52 AM PST by Seniram US (Quote of the Day: Smile You're An American)
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To: finnman69
That SOB DRUNK is smirking and giggling while Alito is speaking...SOB!! He was handed a piece of paper and immediately smirked and put the paper in his pocket...freakin disrespectful...BASTARD!
1,115 posted on 01/11/2006 9:51:01 AM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: sageb1

Kennedy's still there, but he looks like he's got a migraine coming on


Where is that darn cocktail waitress?


1,116 posted on 01/11/2006 9:51:03 AM PST by JFC (W, I am with YA)
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To: PMCarey
"The lady in the background is Alito's wife and daughter. I thought Alito was from New Jersey, not the Ozarks ..."

Not funny to me. ARe you a fashion critic for a living or just have a lot of time on your hands?

1,117 posted on 01/11/2006 9:51:11 AM PST by subterfuge (The Democrat party--hating American ideals for 60 years.)
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To: saveliberty

You really could not make this embarrassing display by the Rats up. It is amazing to watch these hearings in contrast to how Thomas and Bork were treated.


1,118 posted on 01/11/2006 9:51:14 AM PST by alisasny (Ted Kennedy: Not smart enough to know he is a laughingstock.)
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To: saveliberty

No way Arlen grants him a subpoena now, and the committee will vote to uphold the chair..


1,119 posted on 01/11/2006 9:51:21 AM PST by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: LucyJo; sageb1
Or extremel frustration.

As pompous as Specter is, Ted Kennedy almost makes him look humble by comparison.

1,120 posted on 01/11/2006 9:52:09 AM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham
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To: tiredoflaundry
They think The Orca put the smack down on Specter!

Good grief, is English their second language? Is it their language at all? Kennedy just made a complete fool of himself. (I know, what else is new.)

1,121 posted on 01/11/2006 9:52:15 AM PST by Bahbah (An admitted Snow Flake)
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To: Steven W.

He put the bag on fat ted's head and went to town. I was amazed. Arlen grew some.


1,122 posted on 01/11/2006 9:52:27 AM PST by Big Guy and Rusty 99 (Liberals are the feces that is produced when shame eats too much stupidity!)
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To: jneesy
all the DUmmies are convinced that the swimmer has some smoking gun with this CAP stuff. he is their biggest hero makes me wanna puke

What do they think they will get with a subpoena

More letters and articles that Alito didn't write???

1,123 posted on 01/11/2006 9:52:34 AM PST by Mo1 (Republicans protect Americans from Terrorists.. Democrats protect Terrorists from Americans)
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To: RoseofTexas

Who is the chick handing Kennedy papers? She looks like the same woman who was in charge of Kerry's campaign.


1,124 posted on 01/11/2006 9:52:50 AM PST by jennyjenny
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To: All
WOW! WOW! WOW!

Arlen just slammed the door on The Swimmer and left him impotent.

There went the morale of all the libs on the committee.....their great hero and icon, the venerable Teddy-boy, was reduced to a mound of evaporating blubber.

IMO, this incident is a turning point, and Specter is responsible for it. I have to hand it to the guy. This exchange is the one that will be shown tonight.....and all of Teddy's bloviating points against the judge will be lost in space.

Memo to the DC Sandwich King......don't mess with that long-time, experienced, wily old prosecutor/defense attorney, Arlen Specter.

You won't win. Plus, he holds the gavel, heheh.

Leni

1,125 posted on 01/11/2006 9:52:54 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: ken5050

This article on Drudge says Sen. Graham coached Alito in private sessions and that it's an inappropriate role for a Judiciary Committee member.

http://villagevoice.com/news/0602,roston,71634,6.html


1,126 posted on 01/11/2006 9:52:55 AM PST by Peach
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To: alisasny
I would hate to see that old senile crouch at the airport trying to walk out with someone else's luggage by mistake.
1,127 posted on 01/11/2006 9:52:58 AM PST by jonrick46
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To: alisasny; All

FYI..Ken Starr commenting on this on CourtTV now..


1,128 posted on 01/11/2006 9:53:33 AM PST by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: Christian4Bush

i'm going nuts! i have a lot to say and if i say anything i'm 30 minutes behind!


1,129 posted on 01/11/2006 9:53:36 AM PST by Howlin (Defeatism may have its partisan uses, but it is not justified by the facts. - GWB, 12/18/05)
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To: Seniram US

The dark haired woman sitting next to Mrs. Alito is Sams sister, I believe.


1,130 posted on 01/11/2006 9:54:03 AM PST by Jrabbit (Kaufman County, Texas)
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To: Seniram US

The woman on the right is not Alito's daughter.

Alito's daughter is 16, has long blonde hair and is not there today.


1,131 posted on 01/11/2006 9:54:04 AM PST by somerville
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To: ken5050

That was a definite sound bite.


1,132 posted on 01/11/2006 9:54:12 AM PST by AliVeritas (DNC - The longer the nose, the more we expose. Stick and Bucket Brigade, Able Danger, Barrett)
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To: alisasny

Brit Hume commented on that--I think yesterday--pointing out how well the Pubbies have "done their homework" to make sure Alito does not get "Borked." And it's very encouraging!


1,133 posted on 01/11/2006 9:54:16 AM PST by milagro
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To: MinuteGal

It should be interesting to see how the MSM tries to spin this exchange.


1,134 posted on 01/11/2006 9:55:14 AM PST by TheForceOfOne
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To: somerville

Ken Starr saying that it's astounding that a senior member of the Committee (Kennedy) would attack his own Chairman and that it's undignified.

Also says that the Vanguard issue has been thoroughly vetted.


1,135 posted on 01/11/2006 9:55:15 AM PST by Peach
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To: Peach

This article on Drudge says Sen. Graham coached Alito in private sessions and that it's an inappropriate role for a Judiciary Committee member.

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Its nothing more than a lame attempt to derail alito. Funny that the end sentence says Graham already had his mind made up. Like Schumer, et al dont.


1,136 posted on 01/11/2006 9:55:24 AM PST by BoBToMatoE
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To: Peach
It's from the Village voice a.k.a. a big steaming heap of feces. The news in the New York Times or the Boston Phoenix is more accurate.
1,137 posted on 01/11/2006 9:55:24 AM PST by Big Guy and Rusty 99 (Liberals are the feces that is produced when shame eats too much stupidity!)
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To: Peach

"Coaching a judicial nominee behind-the-scenes is not the proper role for a Judiciary Committee member who must subsequently sit in judgment on that nominee," writes Think Progress, a project of the American Progress Action Fund. "It could be a violation of the ethical duties of a senator."

see for yourself

http://www.americanprogressaction.org/site/pp.asp?c=klLWJcP7H&b=83210


1,138 posted on 01/11/2006 9:56:02 AM PST by Howlin (Defeatism may have its partisan uses, but it is not justified by the facts. - GWB, 12/18/05)
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To: TomGuy
I cannot believe how inarticulate these Senators are.

"Uhm, Uhm, Ah" should the Senate's new offical motto. Put it on the seal and everything.

Compared to these clowns President Bush is Cicero.

1,139 posted on 01/11/2006 9:56:04 AM PST by Mad_as_heck (The MSM - America's (domestic) public enemy #1.)
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To: Peach
Yeah, someone posted the Ridgway column earlier.

I honestly don't think it amounts to much.

Feingold tried to use that tack yesterday-although, he was more concerned with the communication between Alito and the White House-and it was a miserable failure.

Keep in mind, the people leveling these charges are far-left, Dem. partisan hacks.

The so-called think tank mentioned in the course of that article is actually an offshoot of the Democratic Party created by rich donors.

1,140 posted on 01/11/2006 9:56:04 AM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham
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To: conservativebabe

Swimmer is going completely berserkowitz!


1,141 posted on 01/11/2006 9:57:12 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: MinuteGal

It's times like these when I almost understand why the president supported Specter's re-election.


1,142 posted on 01/11/2006 9:57:21 AM PST by LucyJo ("I have overcome the world." "Abide in Me." (John 16:33; 15:4)
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To: Do not dub me shapka broham

Graham is an attorney and I'm sure he knows the law in regard to this matter and wouldn't put his vote and position on the committee in jeopardy.


1,143 posted on 01/11/2006 9:57:22 AM PST by Peach
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To: Bahbah

Oh I know, but he's such a slime I can't feel sorry for him on any level.


1,144 posted on 01/11/2006 9:57:24 AM PST by saveliberty (Proud to be Head Snowflake and Bushbot)
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To: JFC

Kennedy's arrogant outrage and tantrum over a matter so remote in time is just silly. It shows how desperate and self important he is.

On a happier note..I don't think they are going to really touch Alito. Who knows what Kennedy is trying to pull here that can affect this getting to the floor for a vote.


1,145 posted on 01/11/2006 9:57:26 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: Democratshavenobrains

better yet...can we subpoena the records from Teddy's car accident??


1,146 posted on 01/11/2006 9:57:27 AM PST by Txsleuth (Become a $ - day Donor.----Less than a Starbuck's coffee!!)
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To: Howlin

Looks like Arlen just walked over to Chuckie and Co. To lecture them on Kennedy's behavior?


1,147 posted on 01/11/2006 9:57:43 AM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: saveliberty
What do want to bet that afterwards, Ted will rail against his staff for failing to deliver the letter?

Nah, that was part of the plan. The subpoena of the letter, the subsequent fight against the subpoena in the courts, the accusations that not all required records were released, etc.. All of this was intended to delay, delay and delay some more.

Fat Teddy and the rest of his Judiciary Committee bros have been put on notice by the far left and the media - do whatever it takes to sink this nomination and personally destroy Sam Alito, or else!

1,148 posted on 01/11/2006 9:57:50 AM PST by CFC__VRWC ("Anytime a liberal squeals in outrage, an angel gets its wings!" - gidget7)
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To: Peach

http://www.americanprogress.org/site/pp.asp?c=biJRJ8OVF&b=36096


1,149 posted on 01/11/2006 9:58:18 AM PST by Howlin (Defeatism may have its partisan uses, but it is not justified by the facts. - GWB, 12/18/05)
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To: debg

Kennedy has left the building!! Weeehooo!


1,150 posted on 01/11/2006 9:58:34 AM PST by phoenix0468 (http://www.mylocalforum.com -- Go Speak Your Mind.)
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