It's interesting. There's certainly no question that on balance the Democratic senators on the Judiciary Committee have been more critical and aggressive than the Republicans. But most of the latter have at least gone through the motions of taking Sampson's bad acts seriously. Some I think more than that. Certainly Specter. I'd even say Sessions and Kyl have asked some solid questions. But no one has been as shameless and undignified as Sampson's former employer, Sen. Hatch (R-UT), even including clear false statements
. I mean, his sheer lickspittlehood is bracing in its magnitude and scope.