CAP memo read by Kennedy at hearings was satire
Well, we had to admit, it did sound like satire -- the sort of thing that liberals think conservatives think. Now Kennedy has enough egg on his face for at least two cheese omelettes. I think some staffer got a bit overzealous in data-mining Alito's record in order to find something - ANYTHING negative -- and Ted Kennedy fell for it.
FOXNews.com - Special Report w/ Brit Hume - Political Grapevine - Guilt by Association?
Guilt by Association?
In suggesting that Samuel Alito had belonged to a racist conservative group, Massachusetts Democrat Ted Kennedy relied heavily on an essay published by the organization that sounded like a bigoted rant. The essay, titled "In Defense of Elitism," reads in part, "People nowadays just don't seem to know their place. Everywhere one turns, blacks and Hispanics are demanding jobs simply because they're black and Hispanic."
But the magazine's editor at the time says the article was pure satire, a send-up of what liberals think conservatives think. He added, "I think left-wing groups have been feeding Senator Kennedy snippets and he has been mindlessly reciting them."