Democrats Line Up Against Gonzales

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved President Bush’s nomination of Alberto Gonzales as Attorney General today. What was noteworthy is that it was a straight party-line vote, 10-8, with all of the Democrats opposing Gonzales. What this shows, I think, is that the Dems’ apparent “crazies” like Ted Kennedy and Barbara Boxer are, in fact, speaking for their party. I suspect that we’ll see more and more instances of the Senate Democrats coalescing around the extreme positions taken by their least respectable members.
UPDATE: The Senate just voted to confirm Condoleezza Rice, 85 to 13. Thirty Democrats voted for her confirmation; John Kerry was among those voting “No.”

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