Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Gonzales Update

The Washington Post reports that, while there will be no filibuster, Democrats are beginning to line up solidly against the confirmation of Judge Alberto Gonzales to be attorney general. Here's the key paragraph in the WaPo story:

Sen. Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.), the minority leader, said a "low" forecast was that 25 or 30 Democrats would vote against Gonzales, but it appeared yesterday Gonzales was in danger of receiving even more than the 42 "no" votes John D. Ashcroft got in 2001, the most opposition ever to a nominee to head the Justice Department.

If this means that Democrats are being obstructionists, so be it. Someone needs to obstruct legal opinions that condone torture.