Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one.

-C.S. Lewis

Friday, May 20, 2005

Advise and Consent poll

Some people over at Daily Kos are making a big deal out of this AP poll that says 78% of Americans believe the Senate should take an "assertive role" examining judicial nominees rather than just give the president the benefit of the doubt.

While the spirit of this poll is certainly encouraging in that US citizens do not want the Senate become a rubber stamp for the president, this is hardly a poll on whether judicial nominees should get an up-or-down vote. Perhaps that question would poll just as strongly, who knows, but that is not the question being asked here.

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