Friday, June 03, 2005

Today's Must-Read: Alexander McClure on the 'Deal'

I am very impressed with this post by Alexander McClure at PoliPundit addressing the proper response to 'the deal'. Here's a taste:
Expressing outrage...would only re-enforce the perception that we had lost. Frist himself chose not to speak against the compromise or the seven Senators. Why, then, should the rest of the caucus not follow his lead - to cautiously support the deal's acceptance of three justices but to demand up-or- down votes on the rest? A minority faction! This isn't the first time in the history of the institution that a faction within a party has stymied the party's overall goals and objectives. The Whig Party was practically destroyed by the split between pro-compromise and anti-compromise Whigs after 1850.
Spoken like a true Coalition member...

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