Are we Going to Filibuster City?
But back to the overt threats. This, from the Washington Post ...
Acrimony Over Bush Judicial Nominations Resurfaces
Senate Democrats Threaten To Filibuster Conservative Duo
By Charles Babington
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, May 3, 2006; Page A05
Democratic leaders said they certainly would filibuster one of the nominees, Terrence W. Boyle, and might filibuster the second, Brett Kavanaugh, if Republicans refuse to call him back for a second hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The partisan rhetoric was the strongest signal yet that the Senate might revisit the brinkmanship that brought the chamber to the edge of crisis a year ago, when a bipartisan group of 14 members crafted a temporary cease-fire. ...
Last June, a month after the Gang of 14's breakthrough, the Judiciary Committee endorsed Boyle on a party-line vote, but the Senate has yet to give him a final vote.
Hmmm. It must have been the Democratic Senate leadership that failed to bring Boyle up for a vote since June of 2005. But wait! Myers has been out of Committee and on the Senate's Executive Calendar since MARCH of 2005 - not vote there either, and I add, no talk of bringing that nomination up for a vote in May of 2006.
I ASK RHETORICALLY, IS THAT THE FAULT OF THE DEMOCRATS?