What a bunch of fuckers.
...Sen. Orrin Hatch -- who as Senate Judiciary Committee chairman prevented dozens of Clinton nominees from getting up-or-down votes -- was asked today whether the Republicans would invoke the nuclear option if the Democrats filibustered Alito's nomination. His response, according to CNN: "You bet your life we would."So glad the Dems bent over on the Brown, Owen and Pryor nominations back in May to "save the filibuster." Not that this is a surprise or anything -- you could totally see it coming. It's just depressing. Learned helplessness, I guess.