Justice Alito Confirmed
Sam Alito was confirmed to the Supreme Court by a vote of 58-42. The vote went down party lines with the exceptions of Lincoln Chafee (surprise, surprise) on the Republican side, and Ben Nelson, Kent Conrad, Robert Byrd and Tim Johnson among the Democrats.
The delay tactics employed by Senate Democrats, fully aware of Alito's inevitability, aiming at least to kick the confirmation past the State of the Union Address to embarrass the President have certainly backfired. The President can rightfully stride into the chamber with added grandiloquence tonight.
We're 2 for 2 so far on today's happy developments.
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