Sunday, January 15, 2006

Feinstein: No Alito Filibuster

I'll give Senator Dianne Feinstein credit for a couple of things this past week: she actually sat and questioned the judges who came to support Judge Alito, instead of leaving the room as most of her colleagues did; and she said today: "This might be a man I disagree with, but it doesn't mean he shouldn't be on the court."

As Ed Morrissey notes at Captain's Quarters, Sen. Feinstein might be one of the few Democrats to realize just how damaging the Democrats' performance was this past week.

I would add that Feinstein is running for re-election here in California this year, and while it's a blue state, it might help her if she looks like a "moderate" rather than a far-left liberal in the Schumer or Kennedy mold.

Amazingly, the Washington Post today editorialized in favor of confirming Judge Alito, saying "No president should be denied the prerogative of putting a person as qualified as Judge Alito on the Supreme Court."

Update: The New York Times writes that Judge Alito's likely confirmation upsets previously prevailing conventional wisdom that a clearly pro-life nominee would not be able to win Supreme Court confirmation.


Blogger Mrs. Happy Housewife said...

Is there hope for Feinstein yet? Maybe she's on some new medication which increases logical thinking.

10:01 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

LOL!! As a resident of California, I say we can only hope!!

3:22 PM  

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