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  •  Why the pessimism? (none)
    It's possible Alito will be confirmed, but let's not act like it's a fait accompli.  The democrats can still filibuster this guy, and with Dean himself calling for it, it's a good chance they will.

    Not only that, but the president being discovered breaking federal law, and arguing he has every constitutional right to, should easily constitute the "extradinary circumstances" the gang of 14 agreed would be required to filibuster.  To wit:  Alito would vote to sanction the president breaking duly passed laws whenever he waves the Commander in Chief wand.

    That's extrordinary.

    As for the nuclear option - with both presidential and congressional approval already below 50%, let's see what the people think about ramming through a nominee of questionable constitutional beliefs.

    Alito can be brought down.  We already have a perfect storm brewing.

    I am against the teaching of evolution in schools. I am also against widespread literacy and the refrigeration of food.

    by Scientician on Wed Jan 04, 2006 at 01:58:06 PM PST

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