Carol Platt Liebau: They Should Be Ashamed

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

They Should Be Ashamed

Hope the Senate Judiciary Democrats are proud of themselves -- their ugly and baseless attacks apparently pushed Mrs. Alito to tears. As a rule, I'm not sympathetic to women who cry in public. But hearing one's husband's reputation trashed and his character disparaged by bullies like Ted Kennedy, Pat Leahy, Chuck Schumer et al. for three days is enough to make any loving wife cry -- there's nothing worse than having to stand by when someone you love is unjustifiably attacked, especially by a moral giant like Ted Kennedy of Chappaquiddick.


Blogger Duke-Stir said...

Good Lord. Do you think maybe Alito's handlers could have off Mrs. Alito to the fact that it was a confirmation hearing for the Supreme Court of the United States of America and not Sunday school?

4:56 PM  
Blogger Dan M said...

Mrs. Alito would have been able to handle questions and objections raised in good faith, where the questioner displayed his willingness to be moved towards voting for her husband.

It's not the attacks, it's the fraudulent nature of the attacks, in short, her problem is with the lies! Lies utterred by Senators, members of the supposedly "greatest deliberative body on earth."

6:38 PM  
Blogger Mr. Twister said...

Carol wrote, " Hope the Senate Judiciary Democrats are proud of themselves -- their ugly and baseless attacks apparently pushed Mrs. Alito to tears."

I'm going to let John Cole, proprietor of Ballon Juice reply to the latest blatant crap from Carol.

"But only the most patently dishonest person on the planet would claim that Mrs. Alito left after a Democratic attack. She left after REPUBLICAN Sen. Lindsey Graham was basically praising Alito, defending him and reciting some of the things that have been said about Alito.

But it was not a withering attack from Democrats which unsettled Mrs. Alito. Not at all.

I am so sick and tired of everyone just lying about every-damned-thing."

Carol, even fellow conservatives are sick and bleeping tired of your lying. The most patently dishonest person on the planet, I believe he called you.

6:49 PM  
Blogger gemma said...

these men who pose and posture and cast aspersions are such pitiful imitations of what noble creatures senators should be.....having just watched Rome and remembering the history of people given too much power and deference, men able to vote themselves any perks and pleasantries they wish, I cannot believe that we, as a country will last for much longer but then I see GWB and I realize that there are still men who will rise to the occasion. Thank God for Texas!!!

6:50 PM  
Blogger Mr. Twister said...

Just curious, gemma, did you know Carol was deliberately lying to you before you posted?

6:54 PM  
Blogger Righty64 said...

As shameful as that performance was, I am amused by Sen. Windbag, er Kennedy, unable to finish a "question" that our lovely Sen Feinstein had to finish. This is really the Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight!

8:14 PM  
Blogger COPioneer said...

wow, talk about us on the right being Bush apologists! How can you apologize for Teddy and Diane? They were baseless attacks. Who knows exactly *why* Mrs. Alito left in tears. Nobody could read her mind, but perhaps it's because Graham had to come forward and rebuke the attacks that tugged at her heartstrings. You liberals in here have cold hard hearts, please take your attacks on Carol over to Huffington.

7:50 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

Mr. Twister:

The timing of the tears does not undo the cause of them.

Mrs. Alito had endured many blatantly false and scandalous accusations about her beloved husband with grace and dignity for days. But when a Senator apologized for these slimy attacks and actually honored her husband's character and accomplishments, I'm certain she felt such an emotional release that she could no longer contain her tears.

I'd say it was like, "Finally!, Yes!, Absolutely!" Then once that emotion had been released, there was no stopping the flood of tears.

Yep. The tears may have come during Senator Lindsay's turn at bat. But they were certainly the result of endless Democratic lies and accusations.

You're too predictable, Mr. Twister. Whenever the Democratic Party is shown for its truly hollow, worthless self; that's when you get the most vicious. Like a wounded animal, you strike out the hardest when you are most vulnerable.

The truth is that everyone knows what brought Mrs. Alito to tears. And everyone knows that the Democrats have egg all over their face as result. This incident, more than anything else about these hearings, will be remembered to the shame of the Democratic Party.

7:53 AM  
Blogger COPioneer said...

Twister, it's rather apparent that John Cole is full of spin. Trying to say that the baseless attacks had NOTHING to do with Mrs. Alito's tears? He obviously failed the sensitivity training course at his workplace.

7:54 AM  
Blogger Laurie Johnson said...

When my son was at Marine Corps boot camp, the Drill Instructors spent every waking moment making your life miserable. No one could escape their attempts to humiliate. There was no warmth to be found anywhere. Then, an opportunity to call home for a lousy 2-minute call. The recruits lined up to use the phone, but a terrible thing happened. Many of them began to cry miserably when they heard the loving voice on the other end of the line, and the others in line began to drift away from the line to call home knowing that they, too, craved that emotional release, but would also break down into tears and did not wish to give the drill sergeant the ammunition they would take and use against these young men under so much stress. That is the picture I had when Lindsay Graham first offered the empathy to a very stressful day. And particularly, as some have pointed out, to the one who has to sit and watch a loved one endure the unjust and baseless attacks. She could no more keep composure at that point than she could change the color of her dress by wishing it were so. The analogy to the injustice of Drill Sergeants to the Democratic smear machine, I think, fits.

12:51 PM  

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