Wednesday, January 18, 2006

The First Of Many?

It was only a matter of time before somebody from the left side of the aisle came to their senses. Yesterday, Sen. Nelson announced that he will vote in favor of Judge Alito:
Ben Nelson of Nebraska on Tuesday became the first Senate Democrat to announce his support of conservative Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito, who is expected to be confirmed later this month by the full Republican-led Senate.
"I have decided to vote in favor of Judge Samuel Alito," Nelson, a moderate, said in a statement issued by his office.

"I came to this decision after careful consideration of his impeccable judicial credentials, the American Bar Association's strong recommendation and his pledge that he would not bring a political agenda to the court," Nelson said.

Sen. Nelson will certainly not be the only Democrat to vote in support of Judge Alito, and so expect more of these announcements to begin surfacing in the next few days. However, don't expect any such word from the typical holdouts (Kennedy, Biden, Schumer, Leahy, Durbin, Feinstein, Kerry, etc.). They know way better than to not vote the way tells them to, the money is too good.