Anyway, so, not only do we have to worry about the spin the RNC is sending out in palpable droves into the propaganda machine, we now have another three letter organization to suspect. The CAP - Concerned Alumni of Princeton. Sounds to me like a bunch of spoiled rich kids that try to make sure that their interests are well maintained as they work to turn the clock back on any liberties given to people they don't like.
Have a gander at this atrocious display of propaganda dished by Scotty McMessage today:
Q So far does he feel that Alito has been given the kind of fair hearing that -- and dignified hearing that he wanted?
MR. McCLELLAN: Well, I think yesterday the hearing was largely dignified. I think there were, however, a number of instances where some Democrat senators engaged in dishonest attacks and misrepresentations. I know that there was some information put out documenting more than 30 misrepresentations of his record as a judge. And I think the RNC put that information out, so you all have that.
But it has been largely dignified. This morning, I've noticed that there have been some Democratic senators that have continued to engage in some misrepresentations. It appears some are now grasping for straws.
Q Scott, would one of those misrepresentations be enrollment and his membership in CAP? And did the White House know about that membership before he went up to the Hill?
MR. McCLELLAN: He talked about that yesterday. I think some of the misrepresentations that I'm referring to include talking about when he decided a case that some said that showed that he was against regulating machine guns, when in fact he was basing his decision based on Supreme Court precedent, and actually laying out a roadmap for how Congress could go about regulating machine guns. There are others that tried to question his integrity and he is someone who is widely respected for his integrity and his judicial temperament and his experience by people on both sides -- sides of the aisle.
There were other instances. They were all documented by the RNC that has been following -- following these issues as they take place. But we hope the hearing will -- the hearings will continue forward in a dignified way. I think that dishonest attacks and misrepresentations really have no place in hearings for our nation's highest court.
Q What's the game plan for filibuster if, as you say, the Democrats are grasping at straws?
MR. McCLELLAN: I haven't heard anybody talking about that. I think it's clear -- becoming very clear to the American people that he is someone who is eminently well-qualified to serve on our nation's highest court. That's why the American Bar Association gave him their highest rating, what the Democrats have referred to as the "gold standard."
Q Is it too early to be declaring victory, though? I mean, we have today's hearings, you have tomorrow's, we have Friday's.
MR. McCLELLAN: It's important to -- I think the American people want to see a vigorous and honest debate in these hearings, and that's important. Senators can ask whatever questions they want. But I think the American people also expect that it be conducted in a civil and dignified way.
Q Are you confident he'll be confirmed?
MR. McCLELLAN: Yes, we are confident, because he is someone who is so exceptionally well-qualified to serve on the nation's highest court. The American people are seeing that he is someone that we can all be proud of, and someone that will do an outstanding job on the Supreme Court. He has shown his absolute mastery of constitutional law and American jurisprudence through these hearings.