Wednesday, January 11, 2006

All the Tears That You Boo-Hoo-Hoo

Things got dicey on Capitol Hill today. Republicans came out and defended Jennifer Aniston, claiming that Angelina Jolie is a typical Deomcrat-style hussy who stole Brad and will now have the baby that is rightfully Jen's, probably only to abort it anyway.

Oh, wait, there was real news, at least according to the AP:

The wife of Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito left his confirmation hearings in tears Wednesday.

Martha-Ann Bomgardner, who had sat behind her husband for hours of questioning over several days, left as her husband was being questioned by Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.

"Judge Alito, I am sorry that you've had to go through this. I am sorry that your family has had to sit here and listen to this," said Graham.

Moments earlier, the senator had asked Alito, "Are you really a closet bigot?" The nominee said no, and Graham said, "No sir, you're not."

Of course, that Republicans can support a judge whose wife goes by her maiden name is something beyond me. That Alito didn't say "Why, I'm not a closet bigot, I'm a bigot right out up front," is not surprising.

But if you can't take the heat, stay out of the Supreme Court, is my response. It just doesn't seem healthy to work-up a big tear-fest because people are curious why your husband supported, and then forgot he supported, Concerned Alumni of Princeton, who were mostly concerned the university admitted women and minorities. Maybe Martha-Ann brokedown because it suddenly hit her that his forgetfulness was just the first sign of incipient Alzheimer's.

Meanwhile somewhere in America there's a young girl who is crying because she can never forget the night police strip-searched her. The good news is that the Constitution is just paper and lacks tear ducts.


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