Still swamped at work, but I'm on my lunch break and I wanted to get a few thoughts down regarding Alito.
Fortunately, it won't take much effort, because many brilliant columnists have already said everything I could hope to say.
First off, Ann Althouse explains in the NYT why it's a bad idea to draw such a quick comparison between Alito and Scalia.
Follow that with George Will's explanation of the benefit Alito's nomination poses for the country and Jonathan Adler's description of Alito as neither pro-life nor pro-choice, but pro-law and Cass Sunstein's suggestions as to how we might sort out Alito's judicial philosophy.
Finally, and most importantly as far as this blog is concerned—alongside George Will's thoughts—we have Michael Barone's perspective on the Democratic response. Specifically, he explains why they won't filibuster, or actively oppose Alito's nomination. All good stuff.
That should keep you busy at least for a little while...
(P.S.-Major hat tip to RCP.)
Tuesday, November 01, 2005