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Quick, Greta Needs An Expert For Supreme Court Confirmations - Who Ya Gonna Call? Why, Dan Quayle Of Course

Reported by Donna - January 10, 2006

On the Record with Greta van Susteren is known for it's coverage of trials. She is a former trial lawyer who entered network news as a legal analyst for CNN in 1991. She has been with Fox since 2002 and hosts On the Record with Greta van Susteren.

I thought I'd monitor her show as it would be the one show that would go in depth with the Alito confirmation process. However, I was wrong. We first heard about a missing Pennsylvanian women, almost 40 minutes(counting breaks) was spent on Lacy Peterson's mother, Sharon Rocha's new book about Lacy.

There was also the story about the debutante from Savannah, Georgia who was mugged and shot and died over the Christmas holiday and who's killer (s) are still out there. Investigators are now seeking three men in her homicide. (Yes, she was rich, white and blond)

She managed to squeeze in about 5 minutes to speak about the Alito hearings. I wondered who this specialist was that Greta had managed to get and it turned out to be none other than our former Vice-President, Dan Quayle. Quayle was the last rival to Bush for managing to consistently butcher the English language with remarks like "We don't want to go back to tomorrow; we want to go forward. "

Well, he didn't dissappoint. At one juncture he said how well Alito was doing, that he (Alito) was answering all the questions they asked him. Then, a little later he said that Alito had been given lots of advice and he was listening to it. Advice like "If you don't want to answer a question, don't answer it."

Comments: Quayle didn't bring any new or brilliant analysis into the discussion. He sounded just like he sounded when he was Vice-President, not too bright. To make the remark that Alito was answering all of the questions and then to turn around and say that Alito was listening to the advice from others who told him not to answer a question if he didn't want to. was a bit odd. Which one was it?

I expected better coverage from Greta, but I guess the tabloid route is the more traveled (and better rated) road. And Mr. Vice-President? I've watched the hearings and no, Judge Alito does not answer all of the questions.

You say potatoe, I say potato!!

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