Hmmmm…Now Wouldn’t This Be Amusing?
Will Bunch has an intriguing idea. One of those sorts of ideas that make you go, "Hmmmm. That could work."
Nobody asked us, but if Harry Reid had a true flare for politics — and for the dramatic — he would try to convince his 43 other members, in the name of party unity, to filibuster Alito…for exactly one day. Why? Because Tuesday night will be the one night in the first half of 2006 when regular folks may actually watch a political event on television.
How dramatic would it be for the big anchors to start their broadcasts at 9 p.m. with the news that Democrats had banded together — for 24 hours, in the spirit of Jefferson Smith — to tell America what they really think of Alito, that he will tip the scales on the High Court for big business and big government against the little guy.
It it will deny Bush his magic moment.
What do you think? Worth the effort — or political theater of the absurd? I’m not certain where I am on this — but it certainly would be an attention grabber, and might be worth it just to torque the Preznit, who doesn’t like to be thwarted from getting his way on his own timetable.