January 10, 2006, - 12:10 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Do the chick reporters at USA Today want a male supermodel on the Supreme Court? To read the “reporting” of the paper’s persnickety Kathy Kiely and Joan Biskupic, you’d think so.
It appears they think appearance and lack of thirst are the top crednentials for our nation’s highest court.
Here’s the insulting, absurd description they wrote in today’s edition of McPaper:
The judge cut a different profile than the smooth John Roberts, whom the Senate confirmed in September as chief justice of the United States. Alito’s suit and hair were a bit rumpled. He paused before he began testifying to take a long drink of water.
HUH?! So, now, even drinking water is suspect (when you are an “evil” conservative nominee)?
As for the comments on his hair and suit, we wonder where USA Today was during Clintonista Justice Breyer’s nomination hearings (he’s almost bald and at the time had a similar, even more “rumpled” combover hairdo than Alito appears to have now). Or how about during Clintonista Justice Ginsberg’s hearings? Her choice of “sartorial splendor” is anything but. The bizarre, clown-inspired outfits are a shoo-in for Blackwell’s “Worst Dressed List.”
But appearance–and drinking water–at a hearing is not the key, or even any, credential is deciding the most important legal cases of the land. So sad that USA Today can’t comprehend that.
What’s next for the paper–Moon Unit Zappa covering the War on Terror? “Like Donald Rumsfeld’s thick head of hair is so way totally cool, even though he’s like so serious, for sure.”
Gag me with a spoon.
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