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View Diary: Pam Karlan for SCOTUS: worth going to the mattresses over (61 comments)

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    The wonderful thing about Senators is that they're usually for sale when cloture is all that's on the line.  I honestly think we can get cloture on a Karlan nomination with enough public support behind her.  Absent a left-wing effort to confirm her, one of nearly the same intensity as the Tea Party opposition to HCR, it will probably be impossible.  My point is that, though difficult and uncertain, she'd be well worth the risk.

    As a consolation, even if her nomination stalls or fails, she makes subsequent options look moderate (see also: Kennedy, Anthony), and ignoring her unparalleled record will make the GOP seem rigid, hypocritical and ideological.

    "When those windmills start to chop people up, tilting at them may not only be rational, but may become a necessity." -arodb

    by JR on Thu Apr 15, 2010 at 05:58:07 AM PDT

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