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Monday, October 31, 2005
Don't call him 'Scalito'
A Democratic "talking points memo" on Judge Alito hits the Italian-American where it hurts: in the mafia... The memo reads in part:
Samuel Alito is a judge on U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Appointed to this position by President George H.W. Bush in 1990, Alito is often referred to as “Judge Scalito” because of his adherence to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s right-wing judicial philosophy. While serving as a U.S. Attorney, Alito failed to obtain a key conviction, releasing nearly two dozen mobsters back into society. Based on his Third Circuit opinions, Alito has established himself as a potential foe to immigrants, reproductive rights, and civil liberties.

Apparently, we know it's bad because Chris Matthews is not amused. Confirm Them tracks down the writers.

The National Italian American Foundation is not amused either (and they've got more reason to be) ...

Overall, sounds like bad strategy on the part of a couple of press guys. But if all the right has is this, a bunch of wild swings at the canned responses of Democratic Senators, and the "sloppy seconds" quote? I guess the "battle of ideas" is already passe...

Tags: , Politics, SCOTUS, Law, News, ,
posted by JReid @ 11:03 PM  
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