With Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito watching the theatrics from his chair, two senior senators on Wednesday engaged in a fiery exchange over a request for records tied to Alito’s membership to a Princeton alumni group more than 30 years ago.
Questions about Alito’s membership in Concerned Alumni of Princeton, a group that at the time tried to limit entry to Princeton by minorities and women, led to the exchange between Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, R-Pa.

Oh, Teddy, Teddy, Teddy. Okay, let’s GO back more than 30 years for everybody. First quotes I can think of?

“I attempted to open the door and window of the car but I have no recollection of how I got out of the car. I came to the surface and repeatedly dove down to see if the passenger was still in it. I was unsuccessful in the attempt. I was exhausted and in a state of shock and I recall that I was able to get back to some friends who had a car parked in front of the cottage. I asked someone to bring me back to Edgartown. I remember walking around for a period of time and when I suddenly realized what happened, I immediately called the police,” Kennedy said.

That was in June, 1969. I would hope one grows (and not only in the literal sense) in 30+ years’ time. Maybe you haven’t, but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.
UPDATE: Oh saints preserve me, this is EVER SO MUCH MORE DEE-LISH-us than I have any right to expect. That thirty year old Alumni scandal Teddy’s trackin’ down? They’ve pulled the Democratic witness. Cause he writes things like this:

For the Democrats, Stephan R. Dujack had been scheduled to testify on Alito’s membership in Concerned Alumni of Princeton, a group known for its opposition to opening the school to women and bringing in more minorities. Dujack, also a graduate of Princeton, covered the group for the Ivy League school’s alumni magazine for a decade.
Problem: He wrote a column for the Los Angeles Times in April 2003 titled “Animals Suffer a Perpetual Holocaust,” defending the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. In it, he quoted his grandfather, Nobel Prize winner Isaac Bashevis Singer:
“In relations to (animals), all people are Nazis. For (them), it is an eternal Treblinka.” In a column published in the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, Dujack said he has apologized to Holocaust victims who were offended.


7 Responses to “HA HA HA HA !!

  1. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Selective memory. Ain’t that wonderful? My only question is, is that selective memory by conscious effort, or alcohol induced?

  2. Well, he certainly has enough on his plate to induce the drinking to begin with. Let’s see: in about the same time frame, Alito might have been part of a cranky college alumni group, while Kennedy let a young woman drown.
    The irony in this is sooo delicious, I didn’t need my mid-morning dark chocolate fix.

  3. Hoodlumman says:

    Maybe Teddy’s memory lapse was caused by only having three breakfast cocktails…

  4. (A warm Swill WELCOME to our humble abode, Hoodlumman! We also like cheese. See? There is synergy in the universe and all is well.)

  5. Nightfly says:

    …but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.
    With Teddy involved, that’s no sure thing.

  6. Ken Summers says:

    Splish, splash, I was drowning a chick
    Long about a Saturday night…

  7. Nightfly says:

    Oh yeah I, tell you something
    I think you’ll understand
    When I, drink that something
    I find it hard to stand

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