Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Hilarious Hijinks at the Alito Hearing

It's Schumer versus Alito, as annotated by Captain Ed (hat tip: PoliPundit):

After holding up his Robert Byrd™ mini-Constitution, Schumer demanded several times whether he still believes as he wrote in his 1985 memo that he doesn’t think abortion has Constitutional protection. Alito demurred each time, saying that he would have to weigh each case in light of its facts and its reliance on precedence. Like the bad lawyer he has proven himself to be, Schumer asked one question too many:

Q: Does the Constitution protect free speech?

A: Yes, Senator, the First Amendment protects free speech.

Q. Well, why can you give me a straight answer on that issue but not give me a straight answer on abortion?

A. Because the text of the Constitution explicitly includes the term “free speech".

Case closed. It’s like watching the Washington Generals play the Harlem Globetrotters.

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