Sessions Finds His Voice
Sessions has long been a Republican leader on judicial issues, attacking those he considers "activist judges" and praising "strict constructionists". It is no surprise that a Justice Alito is just the kind of lure to galvanize Sessions into action. But Sessions lack of public leadership in the Miers nomination is even more glaring given his vocal involvement in the case of Alito.
In other Sessions-related news, the liberal blog, Senate Majority Project, put Alabama's junior senator in their cross-hairs this week. The blog calls attention to what they see as a hypocritical disconnect between Sessions' rhetoric in the wake of the death of Rosa Parks and Sessions' past "racially charged statements".
This attack on Sessions is a little gratuitous, but readers should draw their own conclusions on the actual merits.