The Washington Times article by Charles Hurt on John Kerry’s call for a filibuster of Judge Alito’s confirmation is long in entertainment value: “Democrats concede Judge Alito victory.” Surely this was Scott McClellan’s finest hour:
White House spokesman Scott McClellan called it a “pretty historic” day.
“This was the first time ever that a senator has called for a filibuster from the slopes of Davos, Switzerland,” Mr. McClellan said. “I think even for a senator, it takes some pretty serious yodeling to call for a filibuster from a five-star ski resort in the Swiss Alps.”
The Washington Post article on Kerry’s maneuvering features Kerry’s response: “Aides to Kerry noted that several GOP senators also attended the Davos forum and that Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) attended the meeting last year.”