They could have filibustered

Unqualified Offerings
by Thoreau

11/09/07

It was 53-40 for Mukasey. 6 Democrats jumped ship. I won’t blame each and every member of the party (and I invite you to re-read that as many times as you deem necessary), but as far as I can tell a filibuster was possible. 40 Democrats voted against Mukasey, and one of the 7 not voting was The Dodd. (Respect The Dodd.) If it had gone to a filibuster, the Dodd could have been brought in to make it 41 votes. (The Dodd abides.) So a filibuster was possible. The lack of a filibuster suggests that there are some serious institutional/leadership issues here...

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