Aides to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist collected the various positive statement uttered today by liberals (including Senate Judiciary Chairman Arlen Specter, I might add).
Here’s a sampling of the best:
Senator Specter: “I think Judge Alito went farther than Chief Justice Roberts did.”
Senator Biden : "I appreciate [Judge Alito] being responsive.”
Senator Leahy: “You strike me as a very cautious and careful person. And I say that with admiration, because a judge should be that.”
Senator Biden: “I don’t think anybody thinks you are a man lacking in integrity. I don’t think anybody thinks that you are a person who’s not independent.”
Senator Biden: “The people I’ve spoken to on your court — and it’s my circuit — have a very high regard for you. And I think you’re a man of integrity.”
Senator Durbin: “I think it’s been interesting. I think he’s made a good presentation . . .”
In all, Alito answered well over 200 questions today — and that was before Chuck Schumer got going.
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