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Frist Tells Truth (How’s That for a Header?) Frist says that Judge Samuel Alito is the "worst nightmare of liberal Democrats." Well, that isn’t exactly the confirmation strategy message, now is it?

Asked about the senator’s remark, Frist spokesman Bob Stevenson said that Alito "is a thoughtful mainstream conservative jurist who is well respected by his peers, by Democrats and Republicans alike."

Sucks when the Senate Majority leaders slips up and tells his Republican party activist cronies the truth…and then one of them goes straight to a reporter to talk about it, now doesn’t it? Or perhaps this was a way for Frist to get in a premature gloat…and wouldn’t it be funny if the Dems took that gloat and turned it into a reason to filibuster or something. Oh yeah. Hilarious.

So sad that Frist had to send his spokesman out to backpedal for him. Wonder how much of an earful he’s gotten from Rove this morning, considering how choreographed the Alito nomination has been thus far in terms of non-statement statements. Now, if the Democrats can only take this ball and run with it all weekend on the talking head shows…

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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