An earlier blog item lampooned Judge Samuel Alito for boring senators into supporting him. But Peggy Noonan was amazed by Alito’s ability to sit and listen to senators bloviate without going crazy.
“How does he do it?” she opined in The Wall Street Journal. “This wonderful look of enforced blandness. It’s a low affect tour de force. And it cannot be easy. When Mr. Biden says things like, ‘Try to follow me, Judge Alito,’ as he goes on one of his long, sterile journeys, I wonder if Judge Alito has to control himself with an act of will. I wonder if he has an inner Regis Philbin, and wants to throw out his arms and say, ‘Follow you? If I follow you, we’ll both wind up lost!’ When Mr. Biden says, ‘Now this is a somewhat subtle point,’ I wonder if Judge Alito wants to say, ‘Joe, if it were a subtle point you wouldn’t be making it!’”
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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