Friday, May 13, 2005
While Warning Frist, Byrd Gets "Hamanized" Himself
I had the admittedly twisted pleasure of hearing the comments of Sen. Byrd (D-WV) from the floor, first on Hewitt last night and then on C-SPAN (go to radioblogger.com for the audio). In a meandering tale from the Book of Esther, the senator is worried that re-intepreting the filibuster rule as to not apply to judicial appointments (the so-called nuclear option) would lead to the worm later turning on the Republicans. Here's an alternate reading: The worm is turning on the Democrats for Sen. Byrd's move twenty years ago to reduce the votes needed to end any filibuster from 67 to 60 votes.
Posted by Scott W at 12:38 AM