- BROWN: Item number two. All eyes will be on the president's second Supreme Court nominee as we approach the confirmation hearings for Samuel Alito. Will he get confirmed?
CARVILLE: I think so, but it will be a really big fight. I think they will go nuclear on a filibuster. The Democrats will mount a vigorous campaign. I think there will be big ethics questions and it will be an event that is a historical fight. The math is tough for the Democrats to overcome. I think the country will be treated to a huge civics lesson.
BROWN: Not like with John Roberts?
CARVILLE: No, and I think it will be pretty bitter and protracted and be a lot of procedural motions before this is over.
Nevertheless, Carville is tapped into liberal DC circles, so when he mentions a big fight over Alito's ethics, it's worth paying attention.