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Kennedy Voted ‘Biggest Windbag’ at Alito Hearings

Sen. Teddy Kennedy (D.-Mass.) was voted overwhelmingly the "biggest windbag" on the Judiciary Committee in yesterday’s 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 asked readers: "Which Democratic senator was the biggest windbag at the Judiciary Committee’s round of opening statements about Judge Samuel Alito?"

Each day 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?" is a project of

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Mr. Bluey, a contributing editor to Human Events, is director of the Center for Media & Public Policy at The Heritage Foundation. He maintains a blog at

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