Please Don't Throw Me in the Briar Patch
Today the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are pushing to add an extra day of questioning to Judge Alito's confirmation hearings. On the one hand, this clearly represents a desperation attempt to drag things out hoping something--anything--that would justify a filibuster will come up. They know they're losing, so like the Russian basketball team in 72, they want more time put on the clock.
But on the other hand, from a purely political standpoint, Ken Mehlman and the guys at the RNC must be begging Specter to say yes. The prospect of another day of Biden, Kennedy, Schumer and Leahy having rings run around them by Alito is almost too good to pass up. In fact, I'd offer them TWO more days if Biden did all the questions...well, speeches anyhow!
Born and bred in the briar patch Br'er Fox.