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Friday, January 27, 2006
The gift that just keeps on giving: Massachusetts' junior senator, John Kerry, has come out urging a filibuster of Judge Samuel Alito.

It's going to be interesting to see how the New York Times editorial page characterizes Kerry's move, since by their definition a filibuster is occuring right now.

And if the Times changes their definition to fit the political calculus of the moment, I'll be firing off another letter to editorial page editor Gail Collins.

12:06 AM

Comments:
Way the Democrats are going lately, every day is Halloween.

Being a moderate, I was a bit hesitant about Judge Alito as the Committee hearings began. After the first day, I liked the guy and was impressed with his dedication to the law (and desire to interpret it, not make it). By the end of the third day (after witness panels) I was "blown away".

Watching the Senate "debate" I am struck by three thoughts:
1) Some of the Senators and I were clearly watching a different program, given the "strip search", "machine gun", "Vanguard", "CAP" issues (among others) were, in my mind clearly explained by Judge Alito during the Committee hearing.
2) Some vague anxiety that a "Justice" Alito will rush right out to overthrow Roe v. Wade is not justification to turn down an offer by a very well qualified (and honorable) Judge to serve in public office when they could probably made really big bucks in the private sector.
3) This filibuster nonsense is a cheap political maneuver to try to annoy the Bush administration on the eve of the state of the union address.

Great use of my tax money. Actually I might make out dollar-wise, if my taxes were paying for Kerry's ski trip, since he had to come home.
 
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