Thursday, October 27, 2005

So much for an "Upperdown" vote!

You just have to be amazed by the hypocrisy of the far right, as they beat down Bush's nomination of Harriet Miers without even allowing her to be formally considered by the Senate Judiciary Committee, much less have the "upperdown" vote to which they insist every nominee is entitled!

Of course, since the Democrats held their fire on Miers, they are positioned perfectly to filibuster the next nominee, if too conservative, while the right will have to come up with a completely different line of argument (to use the term loosly) to support their preferred candidate.

Hell, if I were Harry Reid, I'd be printing up "Remember Harriet" buttons for all the Democrats to wear in the Senate chamber during the hearings on the next nominee!


  1. I think the Dems played this one very well. I am dissappointed that we won't get to see Harriet testifying at the conformation hearings. That would have been fun