Carol Platt Liebau: A "Flopibuster"

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

A "Flopibuster"

That's how Deborah Orin characterizes the impotent Kerry/Kennedy filibuster -- with the added plus of having created a most entertaining internecine warfare in the Democratic camp!

John Kerry has long had a reputation in the Senate as a showboat, and this episode only reinforces the impression that his primary (sole?) concern is himself. In order to uphold his standing among the hard left, he's been willing to risk an intra-party fight, and created a situation that has placed fellow senators (some not fortunate enough to hail from a monolithically ilberal state like Massachusetts) in political trouble.

Howard Dean is the #1 political gift that keeps on giving. But Kerry's gaining on him.


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