Thursday, January 12, 2006

Analysis Of The Alito Hearings

Instapundit links to an interesting analysis of the Alito hearings so far at Soxblog.
And then there’s yesterday’s other memorable moment. So distraught was Judge Alito’s wife over the abuse the windbags had doled out to her husband, when Lindsey Graham apologized for that abuse she bolted from the hearing room in tears.

To say this was a disastrous turn of events for the Democrats would be an understatement. American’s don’t mind dirty politics. Attack politics are almost part of our national DNA.

But there is one limit – leave the opponent’s family alone.
I think that the author Dean Barret is probably being a little optimistic here. While negative attacks can backfire, they often don't do so to the degree that he suggests. I note that CNN has pushed coverage of the hearings off the front page, but still runs with headlines such as "Democratic Senator Grill Alito" and "Alito Denies Conflicting Answers".