Here's a recap in video of Judge Sonia Sotomayor Confirmation hearing from Monday just in case you missed it. Don't forget to check C&L's Video Cafe on a daily basis because the team is posting a ton of videos there that we don't front page.
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Perrspectives: Health care is the latest red state failure, along with wages and education.
Prose Before Hos: A testimonial about a division of AmeriCorps under fire from the Bush administration.
Immigration Orange: One take on "Chiquita's admitted wrongdoings in Columbia."
Guest round up by Batocchio (batocchio9 AT yahoo DOT com).
"I cannot believe he had the audacity to refer Senator Edward Kennedy as "the guy that molested" Justice Samuel A. Alito's wife during Mr. Alito's confirmation hearing. Again, this kind of comment is simply absurd, uncalled for, and harmful to our nation. For someone like Mr. Matthews who is in a position to have an influence on shaping of public opinion, he has a responsibility to treat issues fairly and the public honestly. That is why I have been so disturbed by the recent revelations of a potential connection between MSNBC host Chris Matthews and former GOP super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff...read on
"The Wall Street Journal has just reported that three Christian ministers claim to have snuck into a Senate hearing room in order to anoint the chairs that will be used for Samuel Alito's confirmation hearing next week....read on
Jesus General says: "Are you aware of the recent Wall Street Journal article about the three pastors who snuck into a Senate hearing room and anointed the chairs with oil in preparation for next week's Alito confirmation hearing?"...read on"
During Graham's speech, Alito's wife, Martha-Ann Bomgardner left her husband's confirmation hearings in tears, returning not long after.
Anyone notice that Lindsey Graham seems to always be involved in something?
Wolcott: "If Alito is confirmed, Mrs. Alito and Judge Clarence Thomas's wife can commisserate by exchanging monogrammed crying towels as their men folk roll back women's rights and civil liberties and go duck hunting weekends with Scalia."
Another blast from the past video from C&L. In January of '05, SNL
had a parody of Barbara Boxer questioning Condi Rice at her confirmation hearing. SFGate has a transcript from the original hearing:
"Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman. Thank you, Dr. Rice, for agreeing to stay as long as it takes...read on
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The fake Boxer uses a number of graphs and charts to make her case. This was one of the better political skits they did all year.
Boxer: An eruption of lies from your lie volcano. Dr. Condoleezza-lies-a-lot!
Mayor Bloomberg, breaking with President George W. Bush and other Republicans, said today he opposes Senate confirmation of John Roberts to be the U.S.s chief justice because the judge declined to detail his views on abortion rights. Bloomberg, who is running for re-election, said in a statement that while Roberts demonstrated a deep intellect and understanding of the law during Senate confirmation hearings, I am unconvinced that Judge Roberts accepts the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling as settled law. ...read on
It seems that Judge Roberts has wooed some Democrats, but not this Republican.
Craig Crawford: "There is disinformation out there claiming that Clinton nominees, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer, refused to answer right-to-privacy questions in their Senate confirmation hearings. Both answered some questions, and refused others. But in Ginsburg's confirmation, she clearly told senators she favored a right to abortion (and the Equal Rights Amendment). The right, she stressed, should be grounded in a constitutional right to privacy and in the 14th Amendment's "equal protection" clause...read on"
Craig exposes the obvious tactic the right will employ so Roberts can refuse to answer questions on his positions and further muddy the waters on how the Senate proceeds in their investigation of him.
I can't thank all of you enough -- the Daily Kos community, and the blogosphere as a whole -- for all of your effective work during the recent debate over Condoleezza Rice's nomination. Your support and participation in this critical debate meant so much to me.
More than 94,000 Americans from across the country signed my petition and stood together to demand the truth from Condoleezza Rice. It was truly an overwhelming response -- much more than I could have anticipated. You helped to get our message out to millions of Americans -- I couldn't have done it without you.
And you made a difference. You gave me the voice I needed to ask the tough questions during Dr. Rice's confirmation hearings. And you gave the entire United States Senate the voice it needed to take its "advice and consent" responsibility seriously. In fact, Condoleezza Rice received 13 votes against her confirmation -- the most votes against any Secretary of State's nomination since 1825. read on
Factcheck.org exposes another distortion.
A misleading Bush ad criticizes Kerry for proposing to cut intelligence spending -- a decade ago, by 4%, when some Republicans also proposed cuts.
A new Bush ad claims Kerry supported cuts in intelligence so deep they would have weakened America s defenses against terrorists, and shows a pack of hungry-looking wolves preparing to attack. Actually, the cut Kerry proposed in 1994 amounted to less than 4 percent, as part of a proposal to cut many programs to reduce the deficit.
And in 1995 Porter Goss, who is now Bushs CIA Director, co-sponsored an even strong deficit-elimination measure that would have cut CIA personnel by 20 percent over five years. When asked about that at his confirmation hearings he didn't disavow it.