Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Bob Casey on Alito... Still Waiting... And Waiting...
- When asked if he would confirm Alito, Casey responded "I don't know."
- When asked if Bush lied to America about Iraq, Casey responded "Well, I can't prove it, but it's hard to prove a lie, but I understand why people would feel that way."
- When asked if the war was going poorly, he responded: "I think so."
- And Casey's solution to our Social Security crisis? "We need to work on a bipartisan basis on this issue and grow the economy." No.. really.. you think?
More on Alito.. This is a great letter released today by Santorum's campaign manager.:
Pittsburgh, PA - Despite Bobby Casey, Jr.'s public silence on the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito, Vince Galko, campaign manager for Santorum 2006, issued a letter of congratulations to Casey, Jr., for his expected support of the nomination.
"I want to take this opportunity to congratulate you ahead of time for what we expect will be your support of the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court," wrote Galko.
"Just as you have done in the past, you wait for Senator Santorum to do the in-depth analysis on an issue, and then days or weeks later, you come out with the same position. For example, on questions about supporting the Iraq war or working to reduce home heating costs, you watched Rick Santorum articulate his positions, and then followed his lead by stating the same position on the issue."
"As for Judge Alito, Senator Santorum spent a great deal of time studying his record and qualifications, and personally asked him many questions about his judicial philosophy during their meeting. The Senator recognizes the unique responsibility that he has as a senator to consider judicial nominees, and he closely examined Judge Alito before voicing his support of his nomination."
"There is no question that Judge Alito will be a fair-minded justice on the Supreme Court, and we congratulate you for following Rick Santorum's leadership with your expected support of this well-qualified nominee," Galko concluded.
I love it.