Friday, May 27, 2005

Semantics

The Hedgehog Report weighs in....


This is the official definition of “filibuster” at the United States Senate website.

filibuster - Informal term for any attempt to block or delay Senate action on a bill or other matter by debating it at length, by offering numerous procedural motions, or by any other delaying or obstructive actions.
So the Democrats attempts to claim that the delaying of the vote on Bolton was not a “filibuster” runs afoul with the official Senate definition of a “filibuster”. The Democrats move would fall under the “any other delaying or obstructive actions”.

Don't say I didn't warn you this would happen...
See: if one side gets to change the rules (without due process) once, they'll do it again. Count on it.
It all depends on what your definition of is is...

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