Sunday, January 29, 2006

The court's in session, now, here comes the judge

In a never ending quest for truth, justice, and the American way, oh, and to see what the heck was being spun in the media and the internets, I tried this scientific experiment: I Googled "alito filibuster."

And faster than Gomer Pyle could say "Surprahse, surprahse," here are the first 10 hits (no links, they didn't copy&paste):

Reid admits Democrats can't block Alito - Reuters - Jan 27, 2006

CNN.com - GOP sets up showdown over Alito - Jan 27, 2006
Why do you think John Kerry wants to filibuster Samuel Alito? Conviction. Politics.

CNN.com - Kerry appears to lack votes for Alito filibuster - Jan ...

Democrats Squabble Over Alito Filibuster - Yahoo! News

Feinstein Warns Against Alito Filibuster - Yahoo! News

Consortiumnews.com
A filibuster could give voters time, too, to learn what Alito and Bush have in ...

Democrats Split Over Filibuster On Alito
Several prominent Democratic senators called for a filibuster of Samuel A. Alito

Update 2: Feinstein Warns Against Alito Filibuster - Forbes.com
A Democrat who plans to vote against Samuel Alito sided on Sunday with a ...

CBS News | Alito Filibuster Try Lacks Support | January 27, 2006 ...

No Nuclear Option For Alito Filibuster
UPDATE: Now that an Alito filibuster is looking increasingly likely, ...

Democrats undecided on Alito filibuster - Americas - International ...
Senate Democrats emerged from a private meeting ...

We have:
  • Reid admits...
  • Crappy CNN poll
  • Democrats squabble...
  • Feinstein warns...
  • Democrats split...
  • Feinstein warns part deux
  • ...Lacks Support
  • No Nuclear Option...
  • Democrats undecided...
We also have Consortiumnews.com sounding really, well, reasonable.
With the fate of the U.S. Constitution in the balance, it’s hard to believe there’s no senator prepared to filibuster Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito, whose theories on the “unitary executive” could spell the end of the American democratic Republic.

If confirmed, Alito would join at least three other right-wing justices – John Roberts, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas – who believe that George W. Bush should possess near total control of the U.S. government during the ill-defined War on Terror. If Anthony Kennedy, another Republican, joins them, they would wield a majority.

Alito’s theory of the “unitary executive” holds that Bush can cite his “plenary” – or unlimited – powers as Commander in Chief to ignore laws he doesn’t like, spy on citizens without warrants, imprison citizens without charges, authorize torture, order assassinations, and invade other countries at his own discretion.

And that's the Liberal Media.

Bastards.