Monday, May 23, 2005
Radioblogger, Hugh Hewitt's red headed stepchild, has posted transcripts of Teddy Kennedy, on the senate floor, denouncing the use of filibusters against judicial nominees and calling for the senate to stick to the traditional (and constitutional) 'advise and consent.' As can be expected, this was a PB (pre-Bush) speech about the republicans holding up nominees in committee. As usual, 'the process' is only sacred when it is working in their favor. This week the dems should search long and hard before refusing an up or down vote on these judges and their subsequent threat to shut down the senate. If this happens and one obstructionist policy is followed by another - god help them in the next election cycle.