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Monday, April 25, 2005

Sen. Isakson (R-GA) Pimped Filibuster on Senate Floor

Posted by Tim Tagaris

File this under, priceless.

Senator Isakson on the floor of the United States Senate extolling the virtues of the filibuster to protect the rights of the minority from being overrun by the majority.

"Don't you fear that the Shi'ites inevitably being in the majority, that you will be overrun? And he says, 'oh no, we have a secret weapon.' Mr. President, this is a Kurdish leader, in the middle of Iraq in the 21st century who said he had a secret weapon. And when asked what it was, he said one word, 'filibuster'" [...]

"It is one of their minority leaders, proudly stating one of the pillars and principles of our government, as the way they would ensure that the majority never overran the minority."

Quicktime File (from senate.gov website) - Just watch the whole thing, it's about 1 min 30 sec, and it's priceless.

Posted at 04:56 PM in Nuclear Option | Technorati