Monday, October 31


In nominating Judge Samuel Alito to the SCOTUS, President Bush has fulfilled his commitment to his conservative base to nominate justices to the United States Supreme Court in the mold of Scalia-Thomas -- i.e., originalists committed to strict interpretation of the Constitution, rather than judicial activism born of invention. Judge Alito will make a superb conservative addition to the Court and I commend the president on his excellent choice and I commit my support to him and to Senate Republicans, who I expect to rally around the nominee and to ensure that Judge Alito is confirmed. The GOP had better get the job done. There had better be splendid leadership and toughness of purpose. If, as expected, the Kennedy-led, mindless-Reid cabal is intent on all out war pitting the Left against the Right, then bring it on.