What's Next? Where Alito Buys Coffee?
Alito is a customer of the mulit-gazillion-dollar fund group. That's all. Vanguard is no more important to him than the A&P or wherever he buys bread. Maybe less, because you actually have to go into an A&P to buy a loaf of bread, but you can have your entire pension fund managed by Vanguard and never speak to a Vanguard employee. The fund group specializes in index funds and other stuff that is strictly off-the-shelf.
Point is, the media are not supposed to be stenographers. Where is the skeptism in the reporting? I have no particular view of Alito one way or the other -- the merits of judicial appointees are not my thing -- but I know flabby coverage when I see it.