I was quoted in this story for the Jewish Telegraphic agency:
While Alito's record and positions on key issues were of concern, activists said they took his confirmation, which is scheduled to come up for a vote in the Senate on Jan. 23, as a foregone conclusion.
Many said they, and the country, simply were preoccupied with other issues, from the congressional leadership shakeup to lobbying scandals to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's health crisis.
"I don't think it's on people's minds at all," said Anya Kamenetz, an associate editor at Heeb Magazine and author of "Generation Debt," a new book. "People are consumed with Jack Abramoff and Tom DeLay."