Just got off a post-Alito conference call with Ted Kennedy. I told him how much everyone appreciated the fact that he was willing to step forward and provide some leadership on a cause that we were all so passionate about. He thanked everyone for the great job they did showing up, and wanted us all to know that our faxes, phone calls and emails made a mark. He said Alito himself certainly noticed, and now he knows we’ll be watching.
I also asked him if he’d heard about Glenn Greenwald’s work on the illegal NSA wiretaps that has had such an impact of late, and arrangements were made to get Glenn’s information to him. I’m sure we can all expect much howling from the right to the effect that all the Democrats who dare to question Gonzo are unpatriotic, so think about brewing up some inspired LTEs and phoning in to your favorite radio bloviators to spread the good word that this isn’t a partisan issue — many conservatives are also extremely alarmed about what’s going on.
It’s high time the Malkins of the world were shouted down, don’t you think?
Update: Stephen Parrish reminds us that Grover Norquist himself opposes Bush’s wiretap program: "You need someone who is a Republican to call the president on this," he said.