Wednesday, May 18, 2005

When Is a Judicial Filibuster Acceptable?

Apparently, according to Sen. Frist, when he votes to uphold one.

Do what I say, not what I do.

And this is after saying ad naseum that it is a Constitutional requirement that every nominee gets an up or down vote, he says this about why did he vote for one in 2000.

The issue is not cloture votes per se, it’s the partisan, leadership-led use of cloture votes to kill - to defeat - to assassinate these nominees. That’s the difference. Cloture has been used in the past on this floor to postpone, to get more info, to ask further questions.

Well, ok, what if the Dems say that "just want to ask more questions" of these 7 judges? Then can we end this thing?

So to all of the bloggers out there killing the New York Times for being hypocritical on this issue, I say look in your own glass house first.