NY Times filibustering

NY Times’ Weisman writing on deadline, copy desk snoozing:

Published: February 15, 2013 389 Comments

WASHINGTON As the Senate edged toward a divisive filibuster vote on Chuck Hagels nomination to be defense secretary, SenatorTed Cruz, Republican of Texas, sat silent and satisfied in the corner of the chamber his voice lost to laryngitis as he absorbed what he had wrought in his mere seven weeks of Senate service.

Get a load of that “divisive,” as if filibusters are not divisive by nature.


Mr. Hagel, a former senator from Mr. Cruzs own party, was about to be the victim of the first filibuster of a nominee to lead the Pentagon.

Victim? How about subject? Or object?

Those nits picked, it’s a good profile, on which I congratulate Mr. Weisman.

Published by Jim Bowman

Jim Bowman covered religion 1968-78 for the Chicago Daily News, since then has written books, articles, etc., mostly on corporate history but also on religion. Longtime Oak Park, Illinois, resident, lives now on Chicago's North Side.

2 thoughts on “NY Times filibustering

  1. Kudos of the highest to Ted Cruz! More men like Ted Cruz are needed in politics who are willing to speak the truth, not mincing words. By even irritating some Republican establishment senators like John McCain, this is more than enough to tell me that Ted Cruz was not-out-of-line in any way in his rhetoric but right on target.

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