Thursday, January 19, 2006

Durbin will vote "No" on Alito, Springsteen among the reasons

Shocking news. Illinois Senator Dick Durbin will vote "No" when the vote to confirm Judge Samuel Alito comes to the floor of the Senate, according to AP.

Says Durbin:

Based on his record, I'm concerned that Judge Alito will not be willing to stand up to a president who is determined to seize too much power over our personal lives.

Who is Durbin kidding! He wasn't going to offend the MoveOn base, as in financial base, of the Democratic Party. I was joking in the headline, it's not "shocking news."

But what about Bruce Springsteen? Maybe Durbin--who by the way is not known for his rollicking sense of humor--was kidding, but the Senator also cited the fact that Alito would not definitely declare to the Senate whether he was a Bruce Sprinsteen fan. Judge Alito, like Springsteen, is from New Jersey. Even considering that (un)important information, how does Springsteen's music become relevant to Alito's qualifications, Senator?

Dick Durbin is the Senate's second-highest ranking Democrat.

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