Just hours after the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee stood together (astonishingly) to oppose the arch-conservative Samuel Alito for the Supreme Court, the chosen golden boy of the DSCC and Daily Kos, Bob Casey, Jr., has announced his endorsement of Alito:
"I do not agree with everything that Judge Samuel Alito has done or said - particularly many of his rulings which too often result in corporate power prevailing over the interests of consumers and workers," Casey said in a statement. "However, I agree with The Philadelphia Inquirer and Washington Post editorial boards that the arguments against Judge Alito do not rise to the level that would require a vote denying him a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court."Why would he do such a thing?
For weeks, Republicans have called Casey "Silent Bob" and pressed him to say whether he supports Alito's confirmation. Casey and Alito have a family connection because Alito, who serves on the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals based in Philadelphia, sided with Casey's father, the late Gov. Bob Casey, in Planned Parenthood v. Casey. The case challenged a state law requiring women seeking abortions to notify their spouses.Ah, it starts to become clear why certain parties have liked this advocate of forced pregnancy. No stealth candidate, this Bob Casey; he's as clear about his positions as a Republican might.