Tuesday, May 24, 2005

My New Shit List

Excuse my language, but that's what it is, a shit list. This shit list are the senators who undermined Bill Frist, and the rest of the senate Republicans (as well as the people who voted for them) by"cutting a deal" with moderate Democrats.

Topping the list is our old friend John McCain from Az.
John Warner (VA), Mike DeWine (OH), Susan Collins (ME), Olympia Snowe (ME), Lindsey Graham (SC), Lincoln Chafee (RI), all agreed to vote against the nuclear option. (h/t Rightwing news.

Yup, you read that right, my own Mike DeWine was among the turncoats who gave away the judiciary to the Democrats. Guess what Mike, I won't be voting for you in the next cycle, and you can bet, I will be looking to get you out of the senate.

The deal allows for "up or down votes" on four of Bush's nominees. The deal also calls for no future filibusters for judicial nominees, unless there are "extraordinary circumstances." Which for the Democrats could mean that they don't like the Judge's hair cut (see the Bolton nomination for example).

All of this is to, in the words of John McCain "protect the rights of the minority." Well, if the minority can exorcise such power, why the hell do we bother to vote?