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The nuclear option and judicial activists

04/26/05

I was all set to write a column about the nuclear option -- the proposal to change the rules of the Senate in order to get President Bush's most questionable judicial appointments through -- when, lo, word came that there is no nuclear option anymore. It is now called 'the constitutional option.' Who changed it? Why, the Republican Party, of course. Having found that 'nuclear option' does not poll well, the Republicans simply decreed the rules change can no longer be described by that name. Further, the Republican Party sent media operatives around to major news organizations to inform them that anyone who fails to obey the new diktat on usage will be demonstrating the dread 'liberal bias...

//www.freepress.org/columns/display/1/2005/1114

from The Free Press, by Molly Ivins


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