Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Alito Critiques

From scrappleface:

Alito Name Too ‘Vowel-Heavy’, Schumer Says
by Scott Ott
(2005-11-01) — Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY, today questioned Judge Samuel Alito’s commitment to diversity noting that the Supreme Court nominee’s last name is 60 percent vowels and only 40 percent consonants.
In perhaps the most substantive critique of President George Bush’s nominee to date, the senator also noted that the federal appeals court judge's full name contains every vowel, but a disporportionately small percentage of consonants.
"Not only is Judge Alito's name to vowel-heavy for mainstream Americans,” said Sen. Schumer. “But ‘Alito’ begins and ends with vowels, suggesting that vowels are the alpha and omega of the alphabet, and clearly denigrating the contribution of consonants to our society.”


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