... watching the hearings this morning. Then, after doing the "Midday" radio show, I ventured out into the real world. I knew the TiVo would save the afternoon session for me, but now, trying to watch it all, it seems so pointless and repetitive. Yes, I checked out the part where Lindsey Graham emoted and Mrs. Alito left the room. But is that anything? The imposition on the family of the nominee, forced to sit on camera all day, for days, is insane. Just about any damn thing these poor individuals do is justified, in my opinion. Frankly, I can't imagine what the loving spouse of the nominee would think of the Senators over the course of this ordeal. What is she thinking? Endure, endure, endure.
UPDATE, 10:40 pm: I'm slogging through the afternoon session on the TiVo. Boy, is it low energy -- just going through the motions. Alito seems to be grimly grinding through competent answers and the Senators seem to be just filling out their alotted time. We're laughing about how often Alito is just saying things are "crucially important," "critically important," "vitally important." We also laughed at Diane Feinstein saying: "You also said that precedent is not an exorable command..." Come on! If they're not even going to listen to themselves, why are we tuned in?