Our very own Jeralyn Merritt has gotten a lot of face time on the various national cable outlets of late, emerging as one of the leading pundits on the issues surrounding President Bush’s nominations to the Supreme Court. Here’s her well-reasoned take on Samuel Alito from Eric Alterman’s blog on MSNBC.com:
With Harriet Miers’ nomination, Democrats were content to lay in the weeds while she self-destructed under withering attacks by the radical right and self-professed intellectual conservatives. That will not be the case with Alito.
Bush has unleashed a hornets’ nest. Democrats will use the nomination to get their “values message” across to voters. Liberals will use it to stomp on the radical right. Bloggers will combine it with PlameGate as the treasonous act of the century.
You can get more of Jeralyn on TalkLeft.