Friday, June 10, 2005

If you take one more step...

Minority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that Senate Democrats will not allow a vote on President Bush's choice for U.N. ambassador unless the White House hands over records of communications intercepts Bolton sought from the secretive National Security Agency."You can't ignore the Senate. We've told them what we've wanted. The ball is in his court," Reid, D-Nevada, told CNN. "If they want John Bolton as ambassador to the United Nations, give us this information. If they don't, there will be no Bolton."


Seems like a rerun in the making of the judicial filibuster beating Democrats took recently. Judicial filibusters weren't eliminated but what difference does it make if every judge the Dems object to get confirmed? William Pryor, Janice Rodgers Brown, Priscilla Owen, David McKeague and Richard Griffin are U.S. Appeals Court judges for life now. That's 5-0 for Republicans since the "nuclear option" drama played out.

And what does Sen. Richard Durbin of Illinois, the Senate's No. 2 Democrat say about it? "I believe the Senate and our caucus is better for it. We preserved the right of extended debate and filibuster."

"Preserved" is right. It's preserved just like a fossil. At least most fossils have evidence of a spine which is more than I can say for the leadership of the Democratic party.


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