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    Sen. Byrd will probably give an eloquent, rhetorically brilliant speech, as will a few others.  But if the Dems weren't prepared to even give Gonzales a hard time, let alone filibuster (sp.??) his appointment, then what makes them a credible opposition on this issue?

    Legislation from the Patriot Act to the war resolution has demonstrated that when it comes to our last line of defense, the Senate ain't it.  Four years ago, I was wringing my hands over the ascension of the Repugs, but my friend was telling me, don't worry, the Senate can use the filibuster, we'll be fine.

    How often have they actually used it?

    Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments to justify the rule of nonthought. -- Milan Kundera

    by Dale on Tue Feb 08, 2005 at 11:43:13 AM PST

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