"Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Concerned Alumni of Princeton?" Really, yesterday's exchange between Sen. Schumer and Judge Alito was embarrassing. Senators are never less appealing than when they lay on the sanctimony and feigned shock; "Why oh why," Schumer kept repeating, "did you choose, out of all the groups to which you belonged at the time, to highlight that one in your 1985 letter?" Earth to Schumer: that's what people do when they apply for political jobs in Washington, they try to indicate, in shorthand fashion, where their politics are. The implication Schumer was trying to draw out of this (with his smirks and eye-rolling) was that somehow Alito must have been an active and engaged member of the group, behind the scenes, and that he was covering that up in his testimony and hiding behind his claims not to recall anything about the group, is downright outrageous and not a little revolting.
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