I saw Schumer on CNBC earlier this afternoon, and he seemed plenty pissed about Bush's new SCOTUS nominee. Ergo, one must conclude that Alito's got the goods. Here are his credentials. (Considerably better than Miers, no?) Some have concluded that Alito is more accomplished than Roberts.
Alito, Samuel A. Jr.
Born 1950 in Trenton, NJ
Federal Judicial Service:U. S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on February 20, 1990, to a seat vacated by John Joseph Gibbons; Confirmed by the Senate on April 27, 1990, and received commission on April 30, 1990.
Education:Princeton University, A.B., 1972
Yale Law School, J.D., 1975
Professional Career:Law clerk, Hon. Leonard I. Garth, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1976-1977Assistant U.S. attorney, District of New Jersey, 1977-1981Assistant to the U.S. solicitor general, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC, 1981-1985Deputy assistant U.S. attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC, 1985-1987
U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, 1987-1990
Race or Ethnicity: White