Before Judge Samuel Alito was even officially announced as President Bush’s next Supreme Court nominee, he met a wave of racial discrimination from numerous corners of the mainstream media and the Democrat Party.Well, being compared to Scalia should be insulting, but not because of his Italian heritage, and that's hardly what's going on here.
This impassioned DailyKos post (which is really hilarious if you enjoy reading rants occasionally) shows exactly why this is such a huge disconnect. His point: Italian-American is not equivalent to conservative wingnut. (Or if you prefer symbolic language: Italian-American != @$$hole).
Seriously guys, the more you try to play the race card where it simply doesn't fit the facts, the more insensitive you look.