So it's over. Alito just needs to be sworn in.
I was going to guess this was an Op-Ed when I read that first line, but it's not.A sharply divided U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court, backing a second conservative nominated by President George W. Bush in his effort to move the nation's highest court to the right.
The largely party-line vote was 58-42 to replace the more moderate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor with Alito, a federal appeals judge since 1990, and came four months after the Senate approved Bush's first Supreme Court nominee, John Roberts, as U.S. chief justice.
Sen. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat, said, "I must say that I wish the president was in a position to do more than claim a partisan victory tonight."
"The union would be better and stronger and more unified if we were confirming a different nominee, a nominee who could have united us more than divided us," Schumer said.
Now tell us truthfully Chuckles, are you saying the partisan thing because Bush won, or because you lost? An interesting view if you're willing to look at the topic from both perspectives. I'd also guess that Chuckles would have voted against any nominee for the exact same reasoning he uses here. The difference for the nominee to get Chucky's vote would be that the judge would have to be a liberal Democrat.