Sheehan Pushes DiFi-libuster?
Nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to be an
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
DiFi's up for election in November and must look at backing away from her earlier statement against a filibuster to as solidifying the base.
January 27, 2005
Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today announced that she will vote no on cloture regarding the nomination of Judge Samuel A. Alito, Jr. to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
“Based on a very long and thoughtful analysis of the record and transcript, which I tried to indicate in my floor statement yesterday, I’ve decided that I will vote no on cloture.”
Does she think Cindy Sheehan is the base? Betsy thinks so, linking her readers to this in NRO:
Caracas, Venezuela – Gold star mother Cindy Sheehan has decided to run against California Senator Diane Feinstein if Feinstein does not filibuster the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Samuel Alito. While in Venezuela attending the World Social Forum,* Sheehan learned that several Democratic Senators had announced their plans for a filibuster but that Senator Feinstein, who’s up for re-election in November, had stated she would vote against the nomination but not filibuster it. “I’m appalled that Diane Feinstein wouldn’t recognize how dangerous Alito’s nomination is to upholding the values of our constitution and restricting the usurpation of presidential powers, for which I’ve already paid the ultimate price,” Sheehan said.It is so too bad that DiFi folded. How sweet it would have been to see one of the Dem's strongest senators have to contort, waffle and lie in the face of a ranting yet oh so loved by the Libs Sheehan.
C'mon, Cindy! Don't fold so easily. Come back from your Socialist revolt-in down there in Venezuela and fire up the campaign engine.
* The World Social Forum (WSF) is an annual meeting held by members of the alternative globalization movement to coordinate world campaigns, share and refine organizing strategies, and inform each other about movements from around the world and their issues. It tends to meet in January when its "great capitalist rival", the World Economic Forum is meeting in Davos, Switzerland. -- Wikipedia