Carol Platt Liebau: Senator DeWine's On Board!

Monday, October 31, 2005

Senator DeWine's On Board!

Just heard Sen. Mike DeWine (R-OH) -- of the Gang of 14 and the Judiciary Committee -- on the Hugh Hewitt Show, where he enthusiastically endorsed Alito's nomination.

Even more significantly, he stated that he would, indeed, invoke the constitutional option should the Democrats try to filibuster Alito. This is quite a scoop -- read the entire transcript at Radioblogger.

Given that Lindsay Graham -- also of the Gang of 14 and the Judiciary Committee -- has pledged that he, too, would vote for the constitutional option, only one more member of the Gang needs to come forward in order to demonstrate conclusively that Democratic efforts to filibuster this nomination would be futile.

Paging Senator McCain . . .


Blogger Mr. Twister said...

Well, I'm always concerned about a filibuster. But I think that Judge Alito's record hardly measures up to the standard that the Gang of 14 had of extraordinary circumstances. I think it hardly does that.--Arlen Specter quoted in the Washington Post

I think this is what you are looking for.

8:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's called "nuclear option," as named by your dear leader and vivisectionist, Bill Frist.

No one is buying your pathetic euphemisms.

8:04 PM  
Blogger Poison Pero said...

I much prefer the "Byrd Option" to the Nuclear Option.

9:17 PM  
Anonymous Bob said...

Anonymous didn't get the fact right. It was Trent Lott that coined the stupid "nuclear" phrase.

10:42 AM  

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