Sen. Teddy Kennedy (D.-Mass.) was voted overwhelmingly the "biggest windbag" on the Judiciary Committee in yesterday’s AlitoBlog.com poll.
With 500 votes cast, Kennedy received 69.6% of the vote — far outpacing his nearest rival, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D.-N.Y.), who finished with 18%. Sen. Joe Biden (D.-Del.), a likely presidential candidate in 2008, had 6.4% to finish third.
The committee’s ranking Democrat, Sen. Patrick Leahy (Vt.), despite his prominent role during the hearings, placed fourth with 2.4%. Sen. Dianne Feinstein had 1.9% for a fifth-place finish.
The other two Democrats, Senators Herb Kohl (Wis.) and Russ Feingold (Wis.), received no votes.
Yesterday AlitoBlog.com asked readers: "Which Democratic senator was the biggest windbag at the Judiciary Committee’s round of opening statements about Judge Samuel Alito?"
Each day AlitoBlog.com will offer readers a poll question and share the results the following day.
Today’s question asks: "Which liberal asked the dumbest question at Tuesday’s hearing for Samuel Alito?"