Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Quick Sessions

Here is Rachel Maddow, with a three-minute rundown on the new top Republican on the Judiciary Committee:

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(h/t: Instaputz)

Sarah Wildman has a detailed column in the Guardian with a number of supporting links, if you'd like to find out more about Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama), the new point man who will lead what is certain to be opposition to whomever Obama nominates to be the next Supreme Court Justice.


Unknown said...

Excellent piece of by Glenn Greenwald today in Salon:

Jeffrey Rosen, TNR and the anonymous smears against Sonia Sotomayor

Unknown said...

I really need to start poofreading.


Unknown said...

BTW: Steve Benen was on that same episode of Rachel's show.

Steve Benen on MaddowYou can skip the first 2:48, as they are the same as the video you have posted.

Unknown said...

Yeah, that preview feature is probably worth looking into, as well.


Brendan M. said...

What, Sen. Sessions is a bad guy just because he's loyal to his race? All he was trying to do is stop those commies at the NAACP/ACORN from their constant efforts to disenfranchise white voters.

Adam said...

Do you think that anyone Obama chooses will face serious opposition? That is a serious question; if he chooses someone who's even vaguely on the mainstream part of the political spectrum can you imagine enough people filibustering his choice at the say so of Sessions? Can't they get their nominee through without needing to get any Republican support at all in theory? That is a serious question... 60/40 is enough to force a vote, isn't it? The so-called "nuclear option"?