Saturday, April 30, 2005

Break the Filibuster

Finally, the article I've been waiting for. Concisely stated, the author devastates any who would otherwise claim. "Advise and Consent" does not mean 60% (as Jesse Jackson would put it!)...........T
"This is why the filibuster has historically not been used on nominations. This is the constitutional logic underlying 200-plus years of American political practice. This is why as recently as 14 years ago the possibility of filibustering Clarence Thomas, for example, was not entertained even by a hostile Democratic Senate that was able to muster 48 votes against him."