Friday, January 27, 2006

breaking: dems looking for pyrrhic victory, er, defeat

'I was against the filibuster until I was for it.'

OK, I’m not going to look a gift horse in the mouth, but Harry Reid is leading from behind here. Reid and Durbin have now agreed to back a filibuster. Staffers in Clinton’s office say that she has also decided to oppose cloture. . . I have not seen an official notice of this yet, but let’s believe it while continuing to call her office.

I don’t have a whip count, but Salazar (D-CO), Menendez (D-NJ), Schumer (D-NY), and Chafee (R-RI) all need calls urging them to oppose cloture and oppose Alito. Here’s the info again:

US Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 or (888) 818-6641—an operator will connect you directly with the Senate office you request.

Update: FDL reports that Sen. Feinstein (D-CA) has pledged to vote no on cloture. Jane also posts every imaginable phone number for Ken Salazar (D-CO)—so call already why dontcha!


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