Because neither they nor the mainstream media can keep their damn mouths shut.
Democrats unlikely to block Bush court nominee-analysts (Reuters)[...]
"He'll face tough questions but it's hard to imagine he can be filibustered. I have to think at least five or six Democrats would be inclined to vote for him," said Mike McCurry, who served as press secretary to former President Bill Clinton and now runs a political consultancy.[...]
Democratic political consultant Douglas Hattaway, who worked on then vice president Al Gore's 2000 presidential campaign, agreed. "The Senate has a strong tradition of letting the President have his pick. The odds are against a successful filibuster unless there's some extreme, egregious things that come out that we don't know about yet." he said.
Thanks Mike. Thanks Doug. Thanks also to Reuters for telling us that Democrats aren't likely to block a nominee even before anyone knows what they'd be blocking.
There were some early signs that Democrats may not unite in opposing Roberts—a scenario that would make it all but impossible for them to stop his nomination with a filibuster. Republicans pointed out that moderate Sen. Joe Lieberman has been quoted calling Roberts “in the ballpark.”
Thanks Joe. Real helpful that.
BROWN: Because I'm asking everyone, does he get confirmed?
GREENFIELD: If you can tell...
BROWN: Barring the big surprise?
GREENFIELD: Barring the big surprise, yes.
Excellent. As long as we have political operatives and cable news networks to advise and consent, who needs the US Senate?