Nasty Letters To Crooked Politicians

As we enter a new era of politics, we hope to see that Obama has the courage to fight the policies that Progressives hate. Will he have the fortitude to turn the economic future of America to help the working man? Or will he turn out to be just a pawn of big money, as he seems to be right now.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Crooked GoPpig Frist ready to Change things to suit GopPig majority

Frist says he's ready to block filibuster

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said Sunday he is prepared to strip Democrats of their to ability to filibuster if they try to stall Samuel Alito's nomination to the Supreme Court.

"The answer is yes," Frist said when asked if he would act to change Senate procedures to restrict a Democratic filibuster. "Supreme Court justice nominees deserve an up-or-down vote, and it would be absolutely wrong to deny him that."

A Democratic spokesman said Frist's words were "silly and unhelpful" and that Democrats want the Senate Judiciary Committee to act on Alito's nomination before they decide what they may do.

In recent weeks, Senate Democrats have questioned whether Alito, a federal appeals court judge, has the proper judicial temperament and ideology to replace retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

Several Democrats have said that Alito's views on issues such as voting rights and abortion could provoke a filibuster unless he allays their concerns about his commitment to civil rights. Alito's confirmation hearings begin Jan. 9 before the committee.

Frist, R-Tenn., said Alito is qualified for the high court, noting that Alito was confirmed by the Senate for the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

"Sam Alito, who has a modest judicial temperament ... is someone who deserves advice and consent by the Senate," Frist told Fox News Sunday.

Jim Manley, spokesman for Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said in an interview that senators should be debating Alito's qualifications on their merits rather than speculating about the possibility of a filibuster.

But, he added, once the committee acts, "all procedural options are on the table. But we are months away from facing these kinds of decisions."

Frist may be warming Martha Stewart's jail cell very soon...the crook made an insider trade deal that put several million dollars into his pocket before stockholders knew about it. People in positions of trust should be hanged for such transgressions. (aj)


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