Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Dem Senator Endorses Alito

From Reuters via Yahoo!News:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ben Nelson of Nebraska, a moderate voice in the U.S. Congress, on Tuesday became the first Senate Democrat to announce his support for conservative Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito, who is expected to be confirmed later this month by the full Republican-led Senate.

"I have decided to vote in favor of Judge Samuel Alito," Nelson said in a statement issued by his office.

"I came to this decision after careful consideration of his impeccable judicial credentials, the American Bar Association's strong recommendation and his pledge that he would not bring a political agenda to the court," Nelson said.

In an interview on Fox News Channel, Nelson said Alito made a commitment not to become a judicial activist.
Bad news for the 'Filibuster or Bust' crowd, though no doubt Teddy is still pawing desperately through Concerned Alumni of Princeton records. Wonder if The Bloviator has cancelled his Owl Club membership yet?