Tuesday, January 10, 2006

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There are several things I love to hate about Senate confirmation hearings, but soap-boxing Senators top the list. Now I haven’t done a full comparison among all the Senators on the committee, but based on what I’ve heard today, Mike DeWine (R-OH) is the worst offender. Being a scientific-minded guy, I copied the transcript of the DeWine-Alito exchange into Word and separated the two men’s speaking parts. Alito’s comments took up three pages, DeWine’s took up 8. If I take the time to listen to the hearings, I’d really rather listen to the nominee’s responses than some Senator’s silly-ass civics lesson.

If you’re interested in doing some comparisons yourself, WaPo has the running transcript.