03 Nov 2005 Work, Please
Some Senators want the Alito confirmation hearing (why do news organizations keep writing “hearings” in the plural? — there is only one hearing planned) delayed until January.
From the AP:
Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito courted Senate support in assembly-line fashion Thursday as the White House pressed for confirmation by year’s end. A key Republican suggested instead that hearings would begin in January…
Here’s a key reason for Senate support for a delayed hearing: Protecting an extended Christmas recess.Most American workers get a day or two off at Christmas. It wouldn’t kill the Senators to be in the same situation.