NARAL flub on Alito filibuster?
by skeptic06, Mon Jan 30, 2006 at 08:32:12 AM EST
There's been a whole bunch of criticism that the Democratic leadership, in the Senate and the party as a whole, failed to provide the leadership and organize the campaign of voter persuasion necessary to sustain an effective vote against Alito.
Pretty much all of it justified, that I can see. (Whether this was fear, incompetence, running to lose or what, I don't know.)
But what about the outside groups?
For instance, I go to NARAL Pro-Choice America - naral.org is dead with no redirect! - with a link on the homepage Don't let President Bush get this anti-choice nominee on the Supreme Court.
Click through and you get a page titled Alert Expired!
Uh oh. Satisfy you curiosity as to what the alert said before it expired - and you get a sample letter to senators which asks for Alito's nomination to be opposed but doesn't ask for support for a filibuster!
Uncertain trumpet or cunning plan?