Not kidding. The White House's team working on Alito's nomination to the Supreme Court are now threatening Senators, including Kennedy and Biden.
The GOP team working with the White House to win confirmation of conservative Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito is putting out a warning to Alito's Democratic critics: Question his ethics and character at your own peril. In their sights: Sens. Edward Kennedy and Joe Biden. "We're absolutely prepared to have an ethics debate with Teddy Kennedy," says one insider who mentioned the "C" word: Chappaquiddick. "Questioning Alito's credibility and character will be hit back hard," said one of the Alito supporters.Right, so if anyone asks Alito why he lied three times under oath to the US Senate when he said he would recuse himself from specific cases, then didn't, the Republicans will bring up Chappaquidick.
Call me crazy, but I'm not sure it's a very wise political tactic to threaten to personally attack any Democratic who asks legitimate questions about why Alito lied under oath.
I smell desperation.