Comedy Duo of Massachussetts: Kerry & Kennedy
The "Filibuster Follies"
Let's have a quick look at those numbers. In order to prevent a filibuster, 60 votes are requred to end debate. The Republicans number 55 in the Senate, and all are supporting Alito. A total of 8 Democrats have said they will vote to end debate (another word for "Filibuster"). That means that at least 63 Senators publicly support having an up-or-down vote for this nominee. In that final vote, only a simple majority is required for confirmation (hopefully, this Tuesday).
What are these two bumbling blue-bloods thinking?
Well, not being a mind-reader (and who the hell would want to look into either of these corrupted craniums?), I can only guess that it is because neither Kennedy, nor Kerry, has anything to worry about. These two will likely die in their U.S. Senate seats (in Kennedy's case, perhaps on a bar stool - but you get the point), with nary a challenge in that bluest of states. Alfred E. Newman has nothing on these two cats in the "What? Me Worry?" department.