First up today, kids, is the Grey Lady, The Upstanding Beacon of Fact-Checking Journalistic Standards, the one, the only, the New York Times. Today, the Times editorial page is taunting the Democrats in the Senate, trying to guilt them into filibustering the already confirmed nomination of Samuel Alito to the SCOTUS.
Now, we have longtime Senator, Once and Future Democratic Presidential Candidate, and Kept Man John Kerry stating that he supports a filibuster of the vote on Samuel Alito.
This, boys and girls, is what we like to call a really, really, bad idea. Judge Alito has survived the mostly insipid questioning put forth to him in the confirmation hearings, and has already been given the green light by the Senate Judiciary Committe. Filibustering the final vote on the senate floor will just deepen the hole the Democrats are already facing for this year's midterm elections, and may well have repercussions to 2008.
But, since common sense hasn't shown to be the Democrats long suit lately, the filibuster will likely come to pass, and will likely be quickly voted down, and John Kerry, Ted Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi, and the like, will end up with another fine coating of egg on their faces.
It appears that the Democratic leadership has bought a ticket, and gotten on the reality train. Check here and here. for details.