Bush Nominates Alito for Supreme Court
President Bush on Monday nominated Samuel Alito (search) to the Supreme Court to replace the retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.
While many Republicans praised the judicial nominee, Democrats wasted no time in publicly blasting him as "too radical."
By "radical" they probably mean that he "believes in God."
Alito has been dubbed "Scalito" or "Scalia-lite" by some lawyers because his judicial philosophy invites comparisons to that of conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (search).
Some at the White House have taken offense to the nickname.
Things were going well until I read that garbage. Why should you be offended to have your nominee compared to a great intellectual, a great judge, and someone whose judicial philosphy you supposedly admire?
This is why Republicans deserve to lose. The American public agrees more with the rulings made by Scalia (and more importantly, so does the constituion) but Republicans are ready to concede that he is "too extreme" and every turn. Oh, and at the same time they will politely call Ginsburg a "moderate."
It's like we have some sort of losers complex where our side demands to operate from a position of weakness.