From the daily archives: Thursday, January 26, 2006

Kerry Calls for Alito Filibuster

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Probably too little too late:

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Sen. John Kerry will attempt a filibuster to block the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court.

“Judge Alito’s confirmation would be an ideological coup on the Supreme Court,” Kerry said in a written statement explaining his support for a filibuster.

“We can’t afford to see the court’s swing vote, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, replaced with a far-right ideologue like Samuel Alito.”

Just got an email from PFAW also. Here’s where you can help:

http://www.SaveTheCourt.org/AlitoFilibuster

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Hamas: Whoops!

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From CNN:

RAMALLAH, West Bank (CNN) — The future of the Middle East entered a new era of uncertainty Thursday, as the militant Palestinian opposition group Hamas snatched power from the ruling old guard and made skeptics of many key players in the peace process.

76-43 seats. This is big. This would be when your little democracy adventure comes back to bite you. Seems to me there are still quite a few pissed off Palestinians. I wonder if our little Iraqi Adventure Tour 2003 had anything to do with such sentiment?

Bush’s reaction was a nice little tapdance […]

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My Birthday Gift From Paul Hackett

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Thanks Paul. I always wanted a Democrat with a bit of fight in ’em! What a great gift! All wrapped up with nice conviction wrapping paper and tied with a persistence bow! I really appreciate it:

Dear Eric,

Last week the Columbus Dispatch published a column about my candidacy that said, in part, the following:

“Asked to define being pro-gay rights, Hackett said anybody who tries to deny homosexuals the same rights, including marriage, as every other citizen is un-American. Are you saying, he was asked, that the 62 percent of Ohioans who voted in November 2004 […]

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Interesting comment on the Strickland/Fisher post I thought I’d shuffle up to the top via Tim Russo. Since he can’t post, I wanted to be sure his voice was heard on it (knew those NEO folks would chime in):

“This is the biggest mistake Ted Strickland?s campaign has made yet, and may have given Fingerhut a chance to slam dunk this primary if he can convince Peter Lawson Jones to be his running mate.

Of all the alchemy calculations that the Strickland campaign seems to be entirely based upon, the idea that, hey, let?s combat the NE Ohio Jewish […]

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