Sunday, January 29, 2006

Continuing intrigue on Alito's job application

More on what your blogstress believes to be the fabrication of a certain credential on Alito's application for a job in the Reagan Justice Department comes from the indefatigable Chan Sethi of The Daily Princeton, the campus newspaper of Princeton University.

Writing in The Weekly Standard, a prominent national conservative magazine of which he is currently publisher, Eastland added: "I didn't know Alito had applied for the job, and ... I didn't know that Alito had gone to Princeton, much less had any association with CAP [the Concerned Alumni of Princeton]."

Alito's membership in the group was the subject of intense questioning during confirmation hearings this week. He said he has no recollection of CAP and likely put it on the1985 job application — the only record of his participation in the group — to establish his conservative credentials for the Reagan administration.

"You have to look at the question that I was responding to and the form that I was filling out," Alito told the judiciary committee. "I was applying for a position in the Reagan administration."

Former CAP board member Andrew Napolitano '72, now a Fox News analyst, said in an interview this week that "by telling [then-Attorney General] Ed Meese he was in CAP, Sam Alito was telling the Justice Department he was a true-blue conservative."

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