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January 11, 2006

Obligatory Seriousness on Alito & CAP

I don't even want to write this because, no I don't think Alito has anything to hide. The whole line of question reeks of conspiracy. Is there anyone who has a direct question on 'women and minorities'? Hardly.

So it came to Orrin Hatch this morning to read off a litany of cases in which Alito ruled in favor of women and minorities. He weighed in against racial profiling as a 4th Amendment violation. Sounds reasonable to me. He ruled in favor of a disabled woman who had an obsolete, but real job. Sounds reasonable to me.

You know, Disney is never going to release 'Song of the South' on DVD because Uncle Remus is offensive. Is American history so replete with such offensive stuff that it is completely suppressed? Is Princeton involved in a conspiracy to suppress the history of its organizations? So where's the beef on CAP? You know I defended MEChA when conservatives were calling it a blood and soil racist organization. Specifically, I defended it at CSUN where I attended, who knows what they did at other campuses at other times in their history? But at least the blogosphere was able to come up with some founding documents they found to be incriminating. I hope to see the same here.

As a terminal joiner, which I suspect Alito was, I can sympathize with his testimony. I have joined elevnty dozen clubs and organizations in my life and had at least that many versions of my resume, not all of which I was personally involved in writing. Resumes are spun, period. Sometimes you try the shotgun method. Matter of fact, lets see what I have here...ahh nothing I can access at work. But I guarantee you that any real professional has a difference CV every couple years, that is if they ever accomplish anything. In high school, there were 40 people who took a picture with the Computer Club, but there were only 5 of us who actually touched the school's computers. So was CAP resume fluff? I think so. But let's see exactly how hostile CAP was.

But beyond that, this is just another example of the incredible leaps the PC crowd must take in order to make a case for hostility to 'women and minorities'. If Alito were hostile to the aspirations of blackfolks, how is it that he's managed to escape the racial dragnet of the likes of Sharpton and Jackson all these years? And when did CAP unseat Bob Jones University, or the John Birch Society or the CCC as the root of all evil. Come on guys. This is a reach of embarrassing dimensions. It only goes to show the failure of anti-racism is complete.

Posted by mbowen at January 11, 2006 11:49 AM

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If Alito were hostile to the aspirations of blackfolks, how is it that he's managed to escape the racial dragnet of the likes of Sharpton and Jackson all these years?

Ooh, Ooh, I know, I know. It's because judges are pretty much anonymous for their entire careers, until they are nominated for the U.S. Supreme Court. Besides practicing attorneys, only a hardcore court watcher even knows who is on the Supreme Court in her/his state.

Alito is probably an ideologue. He certainly was during his stint in the Reagan Administration. He doesn't remember being a member of CAP, but IF he was, he sort of thinks that he did join CAP because of their support of the Princeton ROTC, of which he was a member, and which was under fire from campus activists and ultimately banned from the university.

Politicians!!!! These guy want "street cred" in one setting, but run from it in the next. He should have done it like me. See, I went to hear speeches by Kwame Ture and Louis Farrakhan, but never joined SNCC or NOI.

Posted by: brotherbrown [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 11, 2006 01:01 PM

You know, this guy has been involved in thousands of cases on the Appellate bench, and the senators spend most of the time on CAP, and Vanguard. It pretty well tells you that the folks against him don't have much of a case.

I personally find fear mongering and race baiting as offensive as open hostility and racism.

Posted by: Crazy Politico at January 11, 2006 05:35 PM