January 15, 2006

by Reb Yudel
Liar, liar, Supreme Court seat on fire?

Attytood: He can't handle the truth: The real story of Sam Alito, ROTC, and Concerned Alumni of Princeton

The Samuel Alito confirmation hearings droned on, but there was one moment this morning that really stopped us in our tracks. His bizarre explanation for the reason why he joined the ultra-conservative, anti-affiirmative action concerned Alumni of Princeton around the time he graduated from the Ivy League school in 1972 carried the overpowering whiff of baloney the second we heard it.

We won't accuse the Supreme Court wannabe of lying, because we can't know what is in Sam Alito's brain, or his heart. But his explanation -- that he was motivated by his anger over student protests against the ROTC, where he was an officer -- simply does not jibe with either the facts or the accounts of his Princeton contemporaries.

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