Kerry Takes Action . . . Kinda
Wonkette operatives with access to "the World Wide Web" have repeatedly alerted me to Sen. John Kerry's announcement that he supports a filibuster of Judge Samuel Alito, as ordered by The New York Times this morning in its "Senators in Need of a Spine" editorial.
The important question people are asking is what took him so long? Well, he is in Switzerland currently, so he probably just hadn't seen the paper to read his directive until this afternoon. Or, maybe spines are just cheaper there.
But really, this doesn't mean much of anything. When it becomes apparent that this is more than a cheap "why didn't you vote for me?" publicity stunt -- i.e., when he convinces enough other senators to support his effort that it matters -- then we can talk.
Senators in Need of a Spine [NYTimes]