If you missed the opening day of the confirmation hearing for Samuel Alito, it was mostly hot air from the Senators trying to look important. You could find the transcripts or watch the TV coverage. But here is a better idea. The Hotline has summarized the opening statements from the participants as haiku. All the substance and no hot air. Here is one example.
Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE)
You're Conservative "We Can Pretend That's Not True" But, Judge, Bro, it is.
Relocated to the Sierra Foothills after 35 years in Los Angeles. Suffering from ocean deprivation and frostbite to my tropical plants but confident that the good life is possible here once I get my bearings.