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Friday, January 06, 2006 

Democratic Witnesses for the Alito Hearings

Senator Leahy has the list up on his website here. The introduction is priceless...
Below is a list of Democratic witnesses confirmed to date, consisting of distinguished constitutional and legal scholars, national leaders and courageous Americans who represent many of the vital issues facing the nation today including...
Oh, give me a break.

Chemerinsky and Tribe together on the first panel? Wow. Try not to be burned by all the hot air. I'm sure that Kate Michelman will be the Casey witness. In the past, she has tried to distort Judge Alito's ruling on Casey. Notice how she talks about her personal story and how she had to get permission from her estranged husband to have an abortion. She compares that to Casey, even though that law was about notification, not permission. Expect more of the same at the hearing.

The last witness on the list is probably the most interesting. Stephen Dujack would fit in my recent PETA/animal rights extremist post very well. From Power Line, here's a little of his work...
Like the victims of the Holocaust, animals are rounded up, trucked hundreds of miles to the kill floor and slaughtered. Comparisons to the Holocaust are not only appropriate but inescapable because, whether we wish to admit it or not, cows, chickens, pigs and turkeys are as capable of feeling loneliness, fear, pain, joy and affection as we are. To those who defend the modern-day holocaust on animals by saying that animals are slaughtered for food and give us sustenance, I ask: If the victims of the Holocaust had been eaten, would that have justified the abuse and murder? Did the fact that lampshades, soaps and other "useful" products were made from their bodies excuse the Holocaust? No. Pain is pain.
That's right. Animals are the same as the six million Jews, Poles, Slavs, Catholics, homosexuals, etc. that the Nazis exterminated in the Holocaust. Yeah, and Alito's the extremist.

EDIT: I also noticed that Democratic Senator Frank Lautenberg is one of the presenters that will be introducing Judge Alito to the Judiciary Committee. I wonder if Lautenberg will be as two-faced as Evan Bayh. Bayh gave very nice introductory remarks about then-Judge Roberts, then voted against him.

EDIT 2: Dujack's been dumped.

What courageous Americans.. [sarcasm]

I'm starting a petition to get Kate Michelman added to Mount Rushmore.

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