November 18, 2009

Jeff Sessions, defender of the Constitution*

There has never really been a filibuster of a judicial nominee in the Senate until now, when our Democratic colleagues have decided to change the ground rules on confirmation. They have said so and done so openly, and seem to be little concerned that the Constitution may be violated in the process.
— Sen. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III** (R-AL), 07/25/03
So you'd never guess who led yesterday's failed attempt in the U.S. Senate at filibustering the nomination of Judge David F. Hamilton to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals: the principled Jeff Sessions.

Hypocrites also figure prominently in the Gospel of Matthew.

* So long as there's a Republican in the White House.
** Not by any means a member of the nation's elite.

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