The Democrats' Last Breath
I don't have a transcript of Reid's speech (I'm not sure why Pelosi spoke since she's not involved in Senate rulemaking, but I digress); basically Reid covered everything from Bush's power grab to Tom DeLay's "ethics problems", Dick Cheney, Halliburton, Bush's "friendship with Saudi princes," high oil prices,....I'm not kidding here. It was over the top and a clear sign of weakness.
One interesting talking point that Dems are repeating: Justices Priscilla Owen and Janice Rogers Brown are "way out of the mainstream." Since judges in TX and CA are elected, Owen and Rogers Brown were re-elected by 84% of Texans and 76% of Californians, respectively. So to all you Texans and Californians out there: "You're a bunch of idiots and don't deserve a vote."
Senators should be required to speak under oath when arguing on nominations - I knew they lied but listening to them is like reading the National Enquirer.