Alito sends Dobson a thank you note

Someone should remind the Rev. James Dobson that pride is the first deadly sin. The founder of Focus on the Family was so excited about his thank you note from Supreme Court Justice Sam Alito that he couldn't resist bragging about it on the air:

DENVER -- Focus on the Family founder James Dobson said new Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito sent him a thank-you letter for support during his Senate confirmation hearings.

Dobson said Wednesday in his radio broadcast that Alito's letter thanked him and his listeners.

Dobson opposes abortion and had urged his listeners to support the nominations of Alito and Chief Justice John Roberts. On Wednesday, Dobson said that support had "affected history" by helping put both men on the court in time to hear a pending case on partial-birth abortion.
Dobson's gaffe will no doubt prove embarassing to his good buddy Sam Alito. We now know that Alito, who insisted that he'd keep an open mind on abortion during his confirmation hearings, just acknowledged his ongoing debt to Focus on the Family in writing.

John of Crooks and Liars says, "That's way out of line. Can you imagine the outcry from "Focus on the Family" if a pro-choice candidate sent NOW a thank you letter for their support after winning a seat on the bench?"

Pam Spaulding has more.

Image is "Pride" from the Angry Twins' "Seven Deadly Sins in Gummi Bears" series.

[Crooks and Liars, Pandagon, Angry Twins]

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