Tony Soprano, who tended to take great offense at any slight toward people whose names end in vowels, would not be pleased:
Lindsey Graham mixes up Samuel Alito with Antonin Scalia
… Sen. Lindsey Graham mixed up Supreme Court justices during the confirmation hearing for nominee Neil Gorsuch on Tuesday. The gaffe happened while Graham discussed nominations made during an election year.
“Justice Alito passed away in February,” the South Carolina Republican said.
Except that Justice Samuel Alito is actually alive. It was the death of another conservative judge, Antonin Scalia, that left the vacant seat on the court….
My first thought was, “Yeah, I’ve done that, too.” Even though I know Scalia is the dead one, and the one considered such a boogeyman by the left, and Alito is the low-profile, live one, I’ve been guilty of hearing the name of one of the only two Italian-Americans ever to serve on the court, and thinking of the other one.
Does this make me a bad person? I didn’t mean anything by it, T…