April 25, 2005
Why Oh Why Can't We Have a Better Press Corps? (Yet Another Dive by the New York Times Department)
David Kirkpatrick of the New York Times is a liar:
The New York Times > Washington > Cheney Enters Filibuster Fight, Backing Change in Senate Rules: Current Senate rules require 60 votes to close debate on a confirmation, allowing Democrats to thwart the action by mustering 41 votes. Republicans want to lower the threshold for closing debate on all nominations to a simple majority. Democrats call this the nuclear option, while Republicans call this a constitutional option.
How many Republicans has David Kirkpatrick heard call it the "nuclear option"? 50? 100? More?
Posted by DeLong at April 25, 2005 09:56 AM