Specter Will Vote For Alito
Senate Judiciary Chair Arlen Specter has announced he will vote to confirm Judge Sam Alito to the Supreme Court. The vote could come as early as Tuesday.
Democrats sound increasingly pessimistic about stopping Bush's drive to pack the court with conservative ideologues.
"To stop a president on judicial nominations, you either need a Democratic president, a Democratic Senate or moderate Republicans who will break ranks when it's a conservative nominee," Mr. Schumer said. "We don't have any of those three. The only tool we have is the filibuster, which is a very difficult tool to use, and with only 45 Democrats, it's harder than it was last term."
He's right. That's why we must begin focusing now on the 2006 elections and 2008.
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