Did Salazar Make a Deal With James Dobson Over Alito?
Update: The commenters at Daily Kos are pretty sure this is a hoax post. If so, I'll be taking it down entirely.
A poster at Daily Kos reports on a telephone conversation he had with a staffer in Colorado Senator Ken Salazar's office when he called to ask that Salazar join the filibuster against Judge Sam Alito. Here's part of what the poster reports:
If he's so worried about this extreme judge, what's his problem with supporting a filibuster? I asked the staffer that, and then something happened that blew my f**king mind.
He hesitated for a moment, and then said the following:
"I understand your concerns and I feel the same way. The truth is that Senator Salazar has come to a compromise with Dr. James Dobson about an ongoing feud between them. Dr. Dobson has agreed to stop mentioning Senator Salazar in a negative context if he refuses to filibuster Samuel Alito."
I was stunned and speechless, so all I could say was, "What?"
The staffer went on:
"I'm sorry, but that's the truth, and that's why this is my last day working for Senator Salazar."
If this is accurate, it's beyond shocking. Senator Salazar must be asked to confirm or deny it. His phone number is (202) 224-5852.
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