Washington Post writer Peter Carlson reviews the filibuster in today’s Style section. I refuse to link to it, since reading it is a waste of time. His point is to avoid the point of the filibuster (question: is it proper for the Democrats to filibuster judicial nominations?) and mock this talkathon as a silly exercise that will ultimately mean nothing.
Yesterday on Today, Matt Lauer quickly asked Tim Russert at the end of an interview on something else if this would accomplish anything. Russert said no. It’s kind of perversely funny. Senate leaders threw the talkathon to force the media to talk about the problem. Their response is to talk about the event will accomplish nothing. The major media (surprise) line up with Team Daschle.