The Inattention Season

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According to the Pew Research Center, only 14 percent of you are closely following the Alito hearings (compared to the nearly half who have paid close attention to the miners' tragedy). Of course, anyone who has been reading AT this week has been forced to pay attention.

But I suspect a far larger portion of the public has noticed Mrs. Alito's reaction to the hectoring implied slurring of her husband. While it is always Attention Season for us political junkies, sometimes a little drama works climate change wonders in the midst of Inattention Season for most folks.

Thomas Lifson   1 13 06

According to the Pew Research Center, only 14 percent of you are closely following the Alito hearings (compared to the nearly half who have paid close attention to the miners' tragedy). Of course, anyone who has been reading AT this week has been forced to pay attention.

But I suspect a far larger portion of the public has noticed Mrs. Alito's reaction to the hectoring implied slurring of her husband. While it is always Attention Season for us political junkies, sometimes a little drama works climate change wonders in the midst of Inattention Season for most folks.

Thomas Lifson   1 13 06