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    I've been working on the assumption that Reid would go for a filibuster anyway, even if he didn't announce it to the world - that's his modus operandi.  And if I'm right, then Kerry IS grandstanding.  

    But if Reid wouldn't go through with it, then I'm okay with Kerry doing it, grandstanding or no.  I still wish someone else would actually do the filibustering, though - someone who won't have it connected to a personal agenda.  I was really hoping for Reid himself, seeing as he's pro-life (taking the focus off Roe and back to executive power where it belongs), and has no presidential ambitions.

    In the end, I'd rather have Kerry do the filibuster than to have no filibuster at all.  And it's not about Alito for me - it's about brinksmanship politics and calling Frist's nuclear bluff.  The problem here is that if Frist can get cloture, then no bluff gets called.  Democrats lose some credible threat of power.  On the other hand, it'll satiate the angry base some, which is needed right now.  

    However it gets done, I want it to translate into more Senate seats for Democrats in 2006.  Period. Kerry needs to deliver THAT.

    Why are there no dinosaurs in the Bible?

    by Leggy Starlitz on Fri Jan 27, 2006 at 08:56:06 AM PST

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