The Sound of Filibuster Silence?

Mary Katharine Ham
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Posted: Jan 18, 2006 1:04 PM

The wise Sen. Nelson of Nebraska has announced that he will vote in favor of Judge Alito.

Ben Nelson of Nebraska on Tuesday became the first Senate Democrat to announce his support of conservative Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito, who is expected to be confirmed later this month by the full Republican-led Senate.

"I have decided to vote in favor of Judge Samuel Alito," Nelson, a moderate, said in a statement issued by his office.

"I came to this decision after careful consideration of his impeccable judicial credentials, the American Bar Association's strong recommendation and his pledge that he would not bring a political agenda to the court," Nelson said.

Through a Google News search, I found News Hounds was watching Hannity & Colmes when Nelson made the announcement, and was none too happy.