June 10, 2005

GETTING THEIR KLOCKS KLEANED:

Extraordinarily Rancid Justice (Paul Rogat Loeb, June 10, 2005, CommonDreams.org)

As the Senate votes in Bush's long-filibustered nominees, the nuclear option compromise is looking more rancid than reasonable. The seven Democrats who helped broker the compromise pledged not to filibuster except in the most extraordinary circumstances. But given the track record of Priscilla Owens, Janice Rogers Brown, and William Pryor, I wonder how extreme a candidate has to be before these Democrats and their seven Republican colleagues would reject them.

Would a prospective nominee have to be caught wearing white Klan robes to Sunday church?


That would phase a gang led by Robert Byrd?

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 10, 2005 11:18 PM
Comments

OJ: you and I were the only ones who thought it was a good deal 2 weeks ago.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at June 11, 2005 10:24 AM

Paul Loeb came to speak at my old college a while back. You only had to glance at the promotional poster and see the blurbs from people like Howard Zinn to tell he was a fruitcake.

Posted by: Matt Murphy at June 11, 2005 2:12 PM
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