Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Alito vs. Ted Kennedrunk

Now that I have sufficiently disturbed my loyal readers with mental images of Barney Frank's lingerie and Shrillary's libido, I move on to one of my favorite targets: the ludicrous large lush from MASSachusetts, Ted "The Swimmer" Kennedy.

Aside from the fact that he should be wearing an orange jumpsuit for killing Mary Jo Kopechne in a watery grave over a period of hours, he's an embarassment on so many levels. One of the truly great insults to this country is that this cretin is on the Senate Judiciary Committee, displaying true chutzpah by bloviating about "morality" and "justice." His sights are now set on Judge Samuel Alito, or as Kennedrunk pronounces it, "Allie-oto"! From Byron York:
In his opening statement at the Samuel Alito confirmation hearings Monday afternoon, Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy cited an academic study which he said showed that average Americans "have had a hard time getting a fair shake" in Alito's courtroom at the U.S. Court of Appeals. Alito's decisions in the cases of individual rights, Kennedy said, are part of a "record that troubles me deeply."

"In an era when too many Americans are losing their jobs, or working for less and trying to make ends meet, in close cases Judge Alito has ruled the vast majority of the time against the claims of individual citizens," Kennedy said. "He has acted instead in favor of the government, large corporations, and other powerful interests. In a study by a well-respected expert, Professor Cass Sunstein of the University of Chicago Law School, Judge Alito was found to rule against the individual in 84 percent of his dissents. To put it plainly, average Americans have had a hard time getting a fair shake in his courtroom."
Make up your mind, Ted! Since when did a socialist like you go from "At a time when our entire country is banding together and facing down individualism, the Patriots set a wonderful example, showing us all what is possible when we work together, believe in each other, and sacrifice for the greater good" (link) to "I care about individuals"? Continuing:
Sunstein then said the story is "long and quite complex" and that he would "be offering many disclaimers" throughout his presentation of findings. Sunstein's first disclaimer came three sentences later when he said of the 84 percent number, "A summary statistic of this kind must be taken with many grains of salt and with appropriate qualifications." Sunstein also said that his work was "crude" and done "under considerable time pressure."
The study was requested by Kennedy, done hastily and not comprehensively, and doesn't come to any real conclusion? That's no reason for Kennedrunk to ignore it!

Maybe Kennedy and his dog Splash (I swear I'm not making that up!) should write more children's books for adults not to buy for their kids, and leave the governing to the sober and coherent adults.