Bush: Alito Not Quite Qualified Yet (But Will Be Soon)

Ken AshfordBush & Co., Supreme CourtLeave a Comment

I’m not following the Alito hearings much*, but I note in passing that Bush said today that Alito is "imminently qualified" to serve on the high court.

Maybe I’m setting the bar too high, but I think we should have nominees who are already qualified.

* Firedoglake is doing some blogging coverage of the opening day of hearings.   But for a different approach, check out The National Journal.  They’re doing it in haiku.  Here’s a smattering:

Judge Sam Alito
Lawyers seek outcomes
But a judge can’t think that way
Now, facts drive results

Judge Sam Alito
Wife is a lawyer
Mother went to college, a first;
I’m a feminist

Click! 28 for John
click, click, click, click, click, click, click
Sam’s got 41

Sen. Tom Coburn
Crossword senator
Demands pro-life justices
Sooner, not later

Sen. Dick Durbin
Fox News Adds Scare Quotes
So: What do you think about
a privacy "right?"

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)
Religious freedom
Rather than pornography
Cherish the former.