Saturday, January 28, 2006

Hillary Sucking Up To Her Deranged Base

Hillary Clinton has joined John Kerry, Teddy Kennedy, and Dick Durbin in seeking to filibuster the nomination of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court.

From Newsday:
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday announced she'll join potential 2008 presidential rival John Kerry in voting to filibuster against Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito, just as top Democratic leaders predicted the effort is likely doomed.

With three Democratic senators pledging support for Alito, the New Jersey conservative seems virtually assured of being confirmed by the full Senate Monday or Tuesday, party leaders predicted Friday. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told reporters in Washington that "everyone knows" Senate Democrats couldn't muster the 40 votes needed to support a last-ditch filibuster.
Newday speculates that Clinton can't afford to have Kerry, a potential primary opponent in 2008, undercut her support with the radical Left.

With President Bush's State of the Union address and the Alito confirmation vote both scheduled for Tuesday, I won't be the least bit shocked if there is some sort of publicity stunt from the Democrats. Disgusted yes, shocked, no.

Via Stop the ACLU.