OK, so I actually made myself watch some of the Alito confirmation hearing today. (It was torture, but I'm trying to pretend that I'm a good citizen.) I was disappointed, although not surprised, by the nature of questions from senators of both parties. I thought it was obvious that many (most? all?) of the senators had already made up their minds and were (in some cases, desperately) using their questions to try to prove that they were right. Why else would some individuals keep posing variations of the same question to the same person, as though eventually they would get the answer they wanted?
It almost makes me want to go to law school and (eventually) run for office. Almost. I'd prefer helping someone else run for office. (Becca, would you like to volunteer? Or maybe I should get elected to the Senate so I can give you some easy questions during your Supreme Court confirmation hearings?) =)