Is there anybody who is a bigger pretender than US second string Senator from New Jersey Bob Menendez? He spoke today for the first time on the Senate floor and while he did not come off like as big a moron as Kennedy did, he did look like a deer lost in the headlights. Menendez said, "homestate pride is not a sufficient reason for supporting a nominee, for a supreme court appointment is a lifetime appointment." No kidding, Bobby. Did you think that one up all by yourself? Is there a little freudian content in that comment? Your appointment is for far less than a lifetime. Your tenure in the US Senate is likely to be rather short.
It is too bad Menendez's qualifications for being a US Senator are so far below Alito's qualifications for being a Supreme. This was basically a midget voting against Shaq for NBA MVP.
If I were Bobby, I would want to get as much time before the cameras as possible so I could show my grandkids that I really was a Senator. But having seen this pretender once, is there no way the Senate can make him sit in the corner and just take notes or something like that until his term expires?