One of the most unusual and interesting political storms of the last generation was the fight over the appointment of Robert Bork to the Supreme Court. The hearings were televised, the nation riveted. The appointment of Alito has the potential for that kind of political drama.
Daily Kos: The showdown finally arrives: "This is a gift to Democrats. Katrina, massive budget deficits, and continued economic hardship have proven that Republicans can't govern. Iraq and Osama Bin Laden have proven that Republicans can't run an effective foreign policy. Now Scalito, along with Bush's social security debacle, will prove to the American people that conservative ideology doesn't have their best interests at heart.
Let the debate begin."