Thursday, January 12, 2006

There's No Crying in Politics

The Republics are making hay over Mrs. Alito's emotional outburst, blaming the Democrats for making her cry.

Says Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
She's sick and tired of the mistreatment of her husband.

Reportedly, she started crying when Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said to Judge Alito

''Are you really a closet bigot?''

The nominee said no.

Graham said, ''No sir, you're not.''

With that, Alito's wife began to cry. Then she left.

''Judge Alito, I am sorry that you've had to go through this. I am sorry that your family has had to sit here and listen to this,'' said Graham.

What a load of crap. If it's true that the tough questioning of the Dems has been too much for her to bear (yeah, right), then with all due respect, she can sit out in the hall. No one's twisted her fragile arm and made her sit there, and she's not allowed to be a disruption to an important Constitutional duty.

Why are the families of Supreme Court Justices, who get appointed for life, due more deference than any politician, who, throughout their careers, have to take more barbs and slanders than any Judge?

But I don't even know that it is true that the mean ol' Dems made Mrs. Alito cry. She had a migraine. I've had migraines. They've made me cry.

Maybe she's going through menopause and is more susceptible to emotional outbursts over nothing.

Maybe her husband really is a closet bigot who has a sinister agenda to oppress women and minorities, and it makes her sad to see him lying before the Senate Judiciary Committee aided by kowtowing Reps. That would be a terrible burden to bear for all these years, especially knowing that her husband will be responsible for the subjugation of millions of women, just like he's subjugated her for all those years, and she was crying for them.

I have no friggin' idea why she cried. And I don't care why she cried (in relation to the hearings ... as a person, of course I am concerned that she may have been unwell or upset -- but I don't know her, so all I can do is feel sympathy). Maybe someone could ask her. Wolf Blitzer, I'm looking at you.

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