January 15, 2006

"This might be a man I disagree with, but it doesn't mean he shouldn't be on the court."

Says Senator Dianne Feinstein. "I do not see a likelihood of a filibuster."

Well assessed. Unspoken is the question of what is in the political interest of the Democrats, but I think we can all see that the Democrats wore out their welcome last week. Time to be gracious now.


J. Cricket said...

Who are "we"?

All right-thinking Althouse groupies who cannot manage to see any virtue in the Democratic party? What a shocker.

I've seen a lot of things on this blog -- graciousness is not one of them. But go ahead, lecture the senior Senator from California. We still know that she will command more respect in a minute than you will in a lifetime, prawf.

Ann Althouse said...

"Well assessed" is disrespectful? Don't you think it's a tad absurd to rant disrespectfully about wanting more respect to be shown? In any case, I'm talking about what is politically advantageous here, not being gracious for the sake of being gracious.

Pete said...


For someone who clearly dislikes Ann, her blog, and her commenters, I can’t understand why you continue to return to this blog. Explain, please.



Paco Wové said...

I can’t understand why you continue to return to this blog.

Because it's the only way he can get people to pay attention to him?

Gerry said...

Maybe the Anti-Sheck is someone pretending to be a liberal who really is not, doing so with the intention of making today's liberals look bad.

Or, maybe not.

Anonymous said...

Gerry: Occam's Razor indicates that Anti-Sheck is a leftie.

Anonymous said...

I would like to think Feinstein's statement is based upon principle and not on a pragmatic assessment that the votes aren't there for a filibuster. If it is indeed principle then she must not vote for a filibuster.

The Washington Post editorial, "Confirm Sam Alito," also cited in the same article says:

"However one reasonably defines the "mainstream" of contemporary jurisprudence, Judge Alito's work lies within it."

If the liberal Washington Post says that Alito is in the mainstream, where does that place Anti-Sheck?