I found the following in paragraph 2 of today's CNN story on the proposed change to the Senate rules.
Internal GOP polling shows that most Americans don't support Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's plan to ban judicial filibusters -- a tactic in which opponents can prevent a vote on a nomination with just 41 votes in the 100-member Senate.
From the above, and MOST of the rest of the story, those big, bad Republicans are trying to trample on a hallowed tradition, in direct opposition to the wishes of the American people.
Pause for the stirring chords of "The Star-Spangled Banner". (Remember "Green Acres", when the New York lawyer would talk about the traditions of America, and the music would swell in the background?)
OK, where was I?
Oh, yes. The American people, and how their wishes should be respected, at all costs.
Well, buried in a single sentence towards the end, it seems that the GOP actually ASKED the people what they wanted - and they answered:
The poll found more than 80 percent of those surveyed believed all judicial nominees deserve a yes-or-no vote.
We'll have to see whether the Senate will do just that. Don't hold your breath.
And, if you're from Ohio, or know anyone who is, have them send Sen. Voinovich a message about this issue. You can get there from the link in my Blogroll.