Unpolished Appeal

Disheveled, natural, definitely un-metrosexual. That’s the way Jersey guy Samuel Alito is supposed to show up, despite coming from well-coiffed Sopranoland. From the New York Times

"He will have a couple hairs out of place," one participant said. "I am not sure his glasses fit his facial features. He might not wear the right color tie. He won’t be tanned. He will look like he is from New Jersey, because he is. That is a very useful look, because it is a natural look. He’s able to go toe-to-toe with senators, and at the same time he could be your son’s Little League coach."

Who cares what he looks like. What’s more alarming is this…

Like the chief justice, Judge Alito displayed an encyclopedic mastery of Supreme Court rulings. And again like the chief justice, he spoke at length without drinking from the pitcher of water or sampling the cookies on the table before him, participants said.

No cookies!?!

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15 COMMENTS

  1. just remember that in 1993 the Times called ruth ginsberg a down the middle jurist…yeah, she’s not a liberal.

  2. I find him really scary because he apparently doesn’t share my exact set of political views. He may be as honest as the day is long, have impeachable credentials and integrity, and supposedly be a really decent, hard-working guy, but, dammit, I am entitled to supreme court justices who share every one of my personal views on everything from A to Z.

  3. Crank, yes you can. It is the only way a Supreme Court Justice can be removed from the bench. However, I don’t think that is what crazy meant to say.

  4. I do think latebloomer is right to be frightened however. Without an activist Supreme Court there won’t be any process for the successful implementation of liberal policies. Liberals should fight against Alito with all their might, he is an existential threat.

  5. “It is the only way a Supreme Court Justice can be removed from the bench.”
    I find that lobbing an orange or other heavy fruit at the back of the head usually does the trick.

  6. The idea that a Supreme Court Justice might actually reflect the politics of latebloomer and her ilk, as reflected in their posts here, is terrifying. Better the Rapture.

  7. “Better the Rapture.”
    Hmm. Putting latebloomer on the bench could be the best thing ever to happen to Baristanet…

  8. There are times when I love you, walleroo. Above constitutes one. (Still, there are others when I’d settle for seeing you rot unfed for years in the stocks on the village green, with only the Canada geese for company.)

  9. “(Still, there are others when I’d settle for seeing you rot unfed for years in the stocks on the village green, with only the Canada geese for company.)”
    Geez, Cathar. Remind me to never get on your bad side.

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