Sam Alito turns 57 today. You may have read about him somewhere before.
Rather than subject the good judge to the usual garroting, I’m going to allow the birthday boy to describe himself:
But as one of the blogosphere’s great non-partisan voices has observed, there are “varieties of judicial conservatives, just as there are varieties of political conservatives.”
There are also varieties of the plague; given the choice, you’d really have to prefer the bubonic to either the pneumonic or septicemic. To argue otherwise would be to expose oneself as a shrill partisan.