From The Washington Times:
Last week's Senate compromise that averted a showdown over filibustered judicial nominees was actually the opening salvo of the 2008 presidential campaign, several veteran political observers say.
The unexpected consequence of the filibuster compromise is to give a boost to the presidential prospects of Sen. George Allen, Virginia Republican.
"Allen was very vocal in support of changing the rules to eliminate the filibuster of judicial nominees and took the right position in condemning the compromise," said Free Congress Foundation President Paul M. Weyrich.
"George Allen is helped to the extent that the other potential [Republican] nomination competitors are not helped," said David Keene, chairman of the American Conservative Union. "Allen was on the right side and said the right things."
Sunday, May 29, 2005
It's always nice when intelligent people you respect agree with you. So when I read in Sunday's Washington Times that "veteran political observers" agree with my contention on Wednesday that Senator George Allen was the big winner in the filibuster fracas, I was pleased.
Posted by Mike's America at 5/29/2005