Bork's nomination caused a political storm, and for good reason. Bork helped his storm, by being a weird, loud-mouthed jerk. Unfortunately, Alito is a mild-mannered fascist, sort of like one of those mass-murderers next door, whom stunned neighbors always describe as "quiet".
Getting to Yes - Why Alito needs to talk to us about the war on terror. By Dahlia Lithwick: "My fear is that we are all snoozing through an elaborate plan to pack the court for the Bush administration's war on terror."