Monday, July 16, 2007

Turning over some rocks

Senate Republicans have been filibustering a huge number of measures, relying on media favoritism to keep their hijinks out of the public eye. Well, Harry Reid is letting some sunlight in, saying he'll keep the Senate running overnight tomorrow, if need be, to force a vote on Iraq withdrawel -- this means that the GOP will actually have to keep up a running filibuster, Mr. Smith-style, rather than relying on an invisible "hold," if they want to prevent going on the record on this bill. Spectacular.

Update: Digby notes that the last time Republicans were willing to stage an all-night obstruction was over Jim Crow laws (you know, overturning them). Will see if this rises to the same terror level...

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