Alito bit of this, Alito bit of that
It looks like Alito will be the next US Supreme Court Justice. Despite claims that he’s out of the mainstream (which is code for he may not be pro-choice), claims that he’s a radical right wing judicial activist (again, code for the fact he may not be pro-choice), that he is a gun fanatic in the pocket of the NRA (which means he thinks the commerce clause actually was not written with disappearing ink), claims that he’s a racist, Bible-thumping misogynist (which is code for he belongs to the same country clubs as that paragon of moral certainty Ted Kennedy and he may not be pro-choice) and despite a pretty abysmal attempt at a filibuster, he will likely be confirmed according to, well, every account I’ve seen. What do I think? I’ll tell you:
The claims that he’s libertarian on guns and his GOA endorsement are good things.
The fact he’s a fan of the commerce clause is good too.
However, he seems to be a statist Republican on the surface for most other issues and that’s bad.
I could be wrong on any of those points but, based on what I’ve seen, I have no reason to think otherwise.
Update: He’s confirmed.