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DEMOCRATS PLAN TO DESTROY ALITO
Fri Jan 06 2005 17:30:54 ET
DEMOCRATS PLAN TO DESTROY ALITO
Senate Democrats have put into place a plan that includes one last push to take down the nomination of Judge Samuel A. Alito as he heads into his confirmation hearing next week, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.
Senate Democrats intend to zero in on Alito?s alleged membership to an organization, a witness will claim, that was sexist, racist and out-of-the-mainstream on a variety of issues.
The star witness on the Senate Democrats newly unveiled witness list for Alito?s hearing is freelance journalist Stephen Dujack.
Dujack is a ?76 Princeton graduate and a longtime critic of Concerned Alumni of Princeton (CAP).
Dujack was the author of a highly critical 1986 op-ed in the PRINCETON ALUMNI WEEKLY titled ?The Contradictions Of CAP.? Dujack slammed the group for its policies opposing Princeton's decision to admit women and minorities.
Dujack now says: "Judge Alito will have to explain to the Senate Judiciary Committee why he paid dues to an outfit whose modus operandi was deceit and dirty tricks. He will have to explain how he permitted himself to belong to an organization that was overtly racist and sexist for its entire 14-year existence ? at times passionately so, too."
However, THE DRUDGE REPORT has learned the Democrats? star witness comes with baggage of his own. Dujack penned an op-ed in 2003 that compared farm animals to Holocaust victims and gave money to the Kerry presidential campaign.
In the April 21, 2003 LOS ANGELES TIMES, Dujack wrote: ?Like the victims of the Holocaust, animals are rounded up, trucked hundreds of miles to the kill floor and slaughtered.? Dujack went on, ?To those who defend the modern-day Holocaust on animals by saying that animals are slaughtered for food and give us sustenance, I ask: if the victims of the Holocaust had been eaten, would that have justified the abuse and murder??
In 1987, while Dujack was editor of THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL, a picture on its cover showed a readable copy of the government?s most sensitive intelligence document, the CIA?s National Intelligence Daily.
At the time, THE NEW YORK TIMES reported that when government officials questioned Dujack, the individual who took the photograph, about giving up the slide, he ?responded the he would refer the matter to counsel but that he doubted he would accede, citing freedom of the press guaranteed under the first amendment.?
THE DRUDGE REPORT has also uncovered a purported $2,000 donation Dujack made to John Kerry?s presidential campaign in 2004.
One Republican strategist warned, ?Democrats plan on making this hearing all about personal smears. If their star witness to do this compares eating a Big Mac to what the Nazis did during the Holocaust, they better rethink their strategy.?
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