Caracas, Venezuela – Gold star mother Cindy Sheehan has decided to run against California Senator Diane Feinstein if Feinstein does not filibuster the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Samuel Alito. While in Venezuela attending the World Social Forum, Sheehan learned that several Democratic Senators had announced their plans for a filibuster but that Senator Feinstein, who’s up for re-election in November, had stated she would vote against the nomination but not filibuster it.What happened? Feinstein caved.
California Democrat Dianne Feinstein, who had previously said a filibuster against Alito wouldn't be justified, today said in a statement she would vote against shutting off debate.Some Senators in the most blue states may not pay a price for this pandering, but it ain't no strategy to make gains in Congress later this year.
I bet that Karl Rove utters this line sometime this weekend: "Everything that has transpired has done so according to my design."
Sometimes I really wish that I didn't give a rat's ass about this stuff.
UPDATE: Stephen Green.
I just don't know what to do with the Democrats.
Look at me.* I'm pro-choice. I support gay marriage. I think porn is OK and that drugs (which aren't OK) ought to be legal. My tastes in music and movies and entertainers are a lot more New York and LA than they are Nashville or Branson.
But with the exceptions of maybe Zell Miller and Joe Lieberman, there's not a Democrat today I'd vote for without first chewing through my own forehead.
Democrats: I'm your target voter! Appeal to me! I'm sick of the Republicans already! Don't make me perform impossible physical acts! Please!