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Monday, January 30, 2006

the good fight

I want to take a moment to pay tribute to my two wonderful senators, John Kerry and Ted Kennedy, for fighting the uphill battle to filibuster Alito. They fought with conviction, with passion, and I could not possibly be prouder of both of them than I am right now.

They argued forcefully against taking a step backwards towards a country where women have individual rights only after they answer to their husbands. Where a woman does not have the right to decide whether she will or will not bear children. Where the president is czar. Where the right to take their grievances to court is not an option for the little people. Where police can shoot first and say "oops, sorry" later, when it's too late.

You democrats who voted for cloture today may think we'll forget, but I sure as hell won't. And I am not alone. I don't care why you got in line with the republican bullies; what matters is that you got in line. Shame on you, every one of you.

Akaka (HI)
Baucus (MT)
Bingaman (NM)
Byrd (WV)
Cantwell (WA)
Carper (DE)
Dorgan (ND)
Inouye (HI)
Johnson (SD)
Kohl (WI)
Landrieu (LA)
Lieberman (CT)
Lincoln (AR)
Nelson (FL)
Nelson (NE)
Pryor (AR)
Rockefeller (WV)
Salazar (CO)

(cross-posted on ToughEnough.)

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