Quote: "Sam Alito, who has a modest judicial temperament ... is someone who deserves advice and consent by the Senate." Senate honcho Bill Frist on “Fox News Sunday.”
Figure of Speech: encomium, the figure of praise.
Vote for Sam because he's modest. Encomium, which praises a person’s basic qualities, is "eulogy" in Greek, unfortunately. But Alito's Supreme Court nomination is far from dead. In case the Dems have the nerve to block it, Dr. Frist is threatening to perform a vetoectomy.
Question: While they're up-or-down voting, when do Senators get to advise?
Snappy Answer: "If modesty's a Supreme Court requirement, you’ll have to impeach Scalia."
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