The L.A. Times has a highly complimentary article about Sam Alito in this morning’s paper. The article quotes numerous leftists who have nothing but praise for Judge Alito, saying he judges cases according to the text and the applicable laws, rather than according to the result he’d like.
There is a great quote from liberal former judge Timothy K. Lewis, who worked with Judge Alito on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals:
Alito does not have an agenda, contrary to what the Republican right is saying about him being a “home run.” He is not result-oriented. He is an honest conservative judge who believes in judicial restraint and judicial deference.
Don’t you get it, Judge Lewis? That is a home run!
Judge Lewis has described exactly the sort of judge that conservatives like me want to see appointed: not someone looking to incorporate their political views in judicial decisions, but rather someone who will refuse to do that.
This article reveals the criticism of Alito by the PFAWs of this world as the hysterical hyperbole that it is.
Kudos to the L.A. Times for running such a fair and balanced article.