Man Without Qualities

Monday, February 10, 2003

Estrada Follies

There are reports that many Democrats are concerned that obstruction of Miguel Estrada's appointment to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia is playing right into the Administration's strategy to pull Hispanics to the Republican side.

Given widespread public hostility to Senate filabusters, it's not hard to see how the Republican leadership has become so comfortable with the Democrats using that dubious and highly public device in what is bound to be an ultimately unsuccessful attempt to block the nomination.

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