Monday, May 16, 2005

Another Defender of Senate Tradition

Sen. Dick Lugar apparently told CNN on Sunday that "[o]n the fundamental issue, I believe we are skating over very thin ice here with regard to the continuity of life in the Senate as we've known it . . I'm opposed to trying to eliminate filibusters simply because I think they protect minority rights, whether they're Republicans, Democrats or other people."

Although he wouldn't commit to opposing the nuclear option, I believe that his comments warrant his inclusion with traditionalists (Warner and Roberts) that may value the institution of the Senate over short term partisan gain, even if they are hesitant about not supporting their leader and their party.

Hat tip - The Carpetbagger Report