Wednesday, June 24, 2009

paper tiger

for months conservatives have threatened to filibuster the nomination of harold koh as legal advisor to the state department. the arguments i saw against koh were so stupid they bordered on comedy, but that didn't stop senate republicans from making the filibuster threat.

after months of delay, harry reid moved it to cloture and it passed 65-31. they weren't even close to blocking the vote.

the only question is why reid put off the vote for this long. senate republicans' bluster is worse than their bite.