Thursday, January 12, 2006

Recent commentary: 20 abortion questions for Samuel Alito

What should senators ask Supreme Court candidate Samuel Alito?

(published 16-Jan-2006, Appleton Post-Crescent)

Well, I definitely know what Senators Kennedy, Schumer, Leahy, et al WANT to ask: “Would you vote to overturn Roe vs. Wade?” That’s the zenith of the modern Democrat party’s political firmament. No other issue has nearly the pathos, the passion, the gut-wrenching political fund-raising potential of abortion. Since they won’t ask it directly we’ll be treated to questions about why, o! why would Alito be in favor of strip-searching 10-year-old girls. But that’s only until they can think up some sort of veering approach to THE QUESTION; as if Justice Alito – in the glare of the TV lights and under the bleary-eyed ... um ... bilious ... er ... BALEFUL! That’s it! The baleful gaze of our Congresscritters – will somehow forget where he is and say what he really thinks. Hey! It could happen! I can just see the one-word headline in the tabloids: “OOPS!”

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