Thursday, January 12, 2006


I haven't paid much attention to the Alito Supreme Court nomination hearings. Once you know a little about the nominee the process quickly becomes quite tedious--aside from the occasional comic relief from Senatorial buffoonery. But I just can't refrain from pointing out this comment left on the Washington Post Campaign for the Supreme Court blog because it captures so perfectly the degree to which some on the left believe their own anti-Alito propaganda:

I always find it interesting how often republicans and conservatives bring up Sen. Byrd's KKK membership way back in the day, but when memberships in similiar orgs like CAP are brought up then somehow it's out of bounds

I love that! Membership in Concerned Alumni of Princeton, a conservative group supporting a mismash of causes from getting ROTC back on campus to keeping women off, is equivalent to membership in the most murderously racist organization in American history! And of course Senator Byrd's affinity for the Klu Klux Klan went far beyond mere membership: In 1942 he single-handedly signed up 150 new members and assumed leadership of the inaugural chapter of the KKK in Crab Orchard, West Virginia.

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