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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Cry the beloved Arkansas

Posted By on Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 5:28 PM

Cass Sunstein, a universally respected Harvard law professor who happens to harbor some liberal views, is the latest punching bag of the nut right. President Obama nominated him to be administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.

With Glenn Beck leading the charge against him, some Democrats went wobbly.

But, the administration managed to break a filibuster on his nomination today, 63-35. Sens. Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor of Arkansas voted to continue the filibuster to block the Democratic president's nominee of a distinguished legal scholar. Hell, even Mary Landrieu voted for Sunstein. (PS: That first link didn't fully reflect the vote. Here's the official Senate roll call. Both Lincoln and Pryor recorded as "nays" on ending filibuster.)

Pathetic.

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