Just for Kicks - Alito Has Been Rated 'Well Qualified'

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

In case there were any doubts:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The American Bar Association gave U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito its top rating on Wednesday as backers and foes of the 55-year-old conservative geared up for next week's Senate confirmation hearing.

The ABA's Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary announced it had unanimously rated Alito as "well qualified" for a seat on the nation's highest court.
Liberal groups opposed to Alito are about to face a massacre. If I were part of one I'd just save up my resources for a fight I could win. Sadly there are some who actually believe it will be possible to derail this stellar nominee, whether you like his judicial philosophy or not.

Top liberal blogger Kos writes Alito's support is "anemic," citing poll numbers showing his support divided into thirds. Somehow this is supposed to be bad for Alito:

Support: 34%
Do Not Support: 31%
Unsure: 34%

Lest your counting ability is questionable, Alito currently enjoys a plurality of support. Liberals are hoping a majority in the unsure group will join the dissenters when the judicial hearings begin January 9th, but I am convinced his support will either remain static or increase.

Alito v. Schumer? Supporters of the judge have no reason to sweat.