Wednesday, January 11, 2006

NOT CREDIBLE Whatever you think of the Alito nomination--CONTRAPOSITIVE isn't ready to take a position--his answers about Concerned Alumni of Princeton (CAP) just aren't credible.

Remember: Alito didn't just (for example) put his name on a CAP petition thirty years ago that he now claims not to remember signing. Rather, CAP is one of only two membership organizations he proudly referenced on a 1985 Reagan administration job application. (At the time the application was filed, he was 35.)

His contention, now, is not only that he doesn't remember listing CAP on the application; he says he doesn't remember ever having been a CAP member at all.

Anyone who has ever prepared a resume knows how ridiculous that sounds.

CONTRAPOSITIVE is edited by Dan Aibel. Dan's a playwright. He lives in New York City.