Alpine Summit

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Alito FINALLY Confirmed!

The vote was mainly along party lines. 58-42 tells me there are 58 honest seekers of a good justice, and 42 political hacks interested more in playing politics as usual. Yes, this includes Sen. Chaffee from Rhode Island.

I was surprised to see Byrd voted for him, though. I'm not familiar with the other 3 (that's "three") Democrats who voted for Alito, but it's good to see someone from that party honestly looking at finding a suitable replacement for Sandra O'Connor.

I should also say a kudos to all the conservatives who stood up and criticized the Harriet Miers nomination. She was a poor choice for the Supreme Court.