The confirmation battle over Samuel Alito is effectively over. This is my gut feeling. I cannot imagine any significant obstacles. The postmodernist liberals are upset---but the general public could care less. Alito seems to have the necessary credentials and does not come across as a crazed madman. That’s enough for the citizenry living in the hinterlands. The Harriet Miers fiasco exhausted those normally indifferent about politics. They don’t want to see any further yelling and screaming unless there’s a damn good reason. Do you have pictures of Alito mugging an old lady? If not, your complaints will go unheeded. Did you think that John Roberts had a relatively easy time? You haven’t seen anything yet. The process to confirm Judge Alito should put you to sleep.