Samuel Alito, come on down! Oh, man this should be fun:
Legal experts consider the 55-year-old Alito so ideologically similar to Justice Antonin Scalia that he has earned the nickname "Scalito."
In 1991, in one of his more well-known decisions, he was the only dissenting voice in a 3rd Circuit ruling striking down a Pennsylvania law that required women to notify their husbands if they planned to get an abortion.
If the Dems can't draw this line in the sand, they are well and truly useless.
HEADS UP: Commander Chimpy will undoubtedly, as he has done before, claim that he arrived at this choice after a great deal of consultation with both parties. This would be a lie, as Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid makes abundantly clear in that CNN piece:
Reid said the choice of Alito "would create a lot of problems."
"That is not one of the names that I've suggested to the president," he said. "In fact, I've done the opposite."
What that means is that, the instant spokesweasel Scott McClellan tries to pull this "bi-partisan consultation" crap, he should be called on it. Instantly. If not sooner.
THE TRACK RECORD: Think Progress has the goods. I'm starting to think that the word "fascist" isn't that much of a stretch here. But that's just me.