Joe in DC writes: "Anyone watching Joe Biden yesterday had to be wondering what his strategy was. Maybe, it was just to get himself some press...and if so he succeeded. His buffoonery made the front page of the New York Times..."

Danny Schechter writes:
"Republicans usually like political food fights—these overheated arguments are all over Fox News every night. But this time they took a very different tack... It was like a political version of Muhammad Ali’s rope a dope strategy. Alito got quiet, passive, and yes, nice and accommodating. This approach neutralized the more aggressive attack. He just sat there and was, or so it seemed to the people on the all, deliberately BORING."
While this is clearly the anti-Bork strategy, Alito is hardly the anti-Bork. From Glenn Greenwald: "Alito, in 1988, did not just say that he supported Bork’s nomination, but also made clear that Bork was his ideal for what a Supreme Court Justice ought to be..."

Live webcast [HERE].

Liberal Oasis, who's blogging the hearings "24-7" writes that just this morning, Sen. Pat Leahy hit the right note:
"A number of us have been troubled by what we see as inconsistencies ... and we're going to want to go into those in some depth: on the issue of one person/one vote, Vanguard recusal, unitary theory of government, CAP..."
IndependentCourt notes a peculiar consistency between Alito's and Clarence Thomas's abortion responses...

Chuck Schumer makes New Yorker liza proud by asking: "Do you still believe Roe vs. Wade is not protected by the US Constitution?" and then follows up with: "I am not asking you about case law, I am asking you about your take on the Constitution ..."

Wince, giggle and cringe at John Amato's painful [VIDEO] of Bush's introduction of Alito at the White House.

Finally, don't forget to check our very own Onnesha Roychoudhuri on Alito's bob & weave strategy.

By all indications this thing is still up for grabs...

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