Saturday, January 28, 2006

Political Hack of the Week

This weeks winner of the Political Hack of the Week award is Senator Dianne Feinstein Democrat from California. She wins this award for her impersonation of flip-flop artist John Kerry.

A week ago Feinstein announced on CBS's Face the Nation that while Judge Alito was "a man I might disagree with. That doesn't mean he shouldn't be on the court." She stated that she did not believe a filibuster was warranted. She went on to qualify that statement by saying "I don't see those kinds of egregious things emerging that would justify a filibuster. I think when it comes to filibustering a Supreme Court appointment, you really have to have something out there, whether it's gross moral turpitude or something that comes to the surface,".

How things can change in less than a week. Now Feinstein states that she will support an attmept by her Democrat colleagues to filibuster the Alito nomination. So far Feinstein has failed to put forth any stunning revelations as to any "gross moral turpitude or something that comes to the surface" in regards to Judge Alito as a justification for her reversal.

Even though her announcement seems to have come two hours after Feinstein's one could assume that Feinstein reversed herself due to Cindy Sheehan's threat to run against her if she did not support a filibuster. This is pretty doubtful. In fact the opposite is probably true. It is probably a case of Cindy Sheehan stating this after learning of Feinstein's reversal in an attempt to show she has some kind of political clout.

What is clear is that Sen. Feinstein has no fortitude to stand up against left-wing special interest groups and do what is right. If she can state one week that there are no outstanding reasons for a filibuster and then the next state that she supports a filibuster she has an obligation to explain what circumstances have presented themselves for a reversal in her stance. Of course this is not going to happen because there are no outstanding circumstances warranting a filibuster. This is a case of the democrats merely pandering to the radical left and a childish temper tantrum on their part brought about by their inability to stop the Supreme Court from moving a little more to the right.

Linked at Oblogatory Anecdotes and Stop the ACLU and Gribbit's Word
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