Sunday, November 6, 2005

Brunswick Screwed

We went to the Brunswick Stew Festival yesterday. It was supposed to run till 4 P.M. We got there a little before 3, and everybody was out of stew.

Blame it on the beautiful weather, I guess. But it's poor planning for a food festival to turn away hungry people. Better by far to finish the day with too much stew than not enough.

Fortunately, we were able to recover from this FEMA-like debacle at Bottoms Up Pizza.

It's Filibuster Time

Judge Alito is an outside-the-mainstream radical. If ever there was a time for Senate Democrats to filibuster, this is it.

If the Democrats are reluctant to filibuster because the Republicans may use the nuclear option to take filibuster away, then the Republicans have already taken it away. Senate Democrats should filibuster because it's the right thing to do, and because judicial filibuster is part of Senate tradition. If the Republicans choose to destroy the Senate in response, that's their call.

My hope is that sane moderate Republicans, like our own Senator John Warner, will not let this happen. No one nomination, or administration, is more important than the Senate and its traditions.