The White House is really battening down its hatches in advance of what will surely be an ugly nomination battle. Even Alito's sardonic son has been reined in.
This morning, Colgate University student Phil Alito's bio was scrubbed from the editors' page of the school's student newspaper, The Forum. It may be that the White House worried his comments about Gary Condit, Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Boxer wouldn't reflect well on his Christian right-vetted dad. From young Alito's former bio:
...I was born 9 months and 2 weeks later by a midwife/wolf named Janie Jean, who would prove very influential during my formative years. Shortly after, I became interested in politics and got involved with Gary Condit (not like that). I served as a parking aide to Nancy Pelosi (I won't even start on her) but was fired when Barbara Boxer came onto me.
Sounds like the stuff of a future Republican presidential nominee.
(The new-and-conservative-approved edition of The Forum, sans Alito, can be viewed here).