The Republicans are spinning their attacks on John Kerry with the usual flair when they try to push this nonsense about Kerry calling for the filibuster of Alito from Davos. Let’s not be our own worst enemies and buy into this Davos nonsense. Because that is what it is — nonsense.
John Kerry was actually in Davos for less than 24 hours. He appeared on a panel about the threat posed by a nuclear-armed Iran and North Korea which is hardly an unworthy cause.
Fact is, Kerry himself announced nothing from Davos nor did he speak about a filibuster in Davos while there. Word has it through my sources, that Kerry actually announced a filibuster to his colleagues on Wednesday in the Democratic Caucus and asked them to consider it, before leaving for Davos.
The news that Kerry was considering a filibuster was leaked on Thursday – big so what?! More power to the man for being willing to stand once again and speak the truth to power. The first real announcement of Kerry’s decision came through a press release from his office.
Kerry cut his visit to Davos short and showed how serious he was about this by getting up at 4:30 AM to fly back for the fight. Some Repulican Senators are still in Davos, why aren’t they back here fighting their end of the fight?
As I noted here yesterday, Kerry was not the only U.S. Senator in Davos, also in attendance were: Sens. Biden, Chambliss, McCain, Smith, and Sununu. Let’s ask the Republicans why these prominent Republican Senators and Politicians are still on the ski slopes in Davos?
– Michael Chertoff, US Secretary of Homeland Security
– Robert Mueller, Director FBI
– Robert Zoellick, Deputy Secretary of State
– Paul Wolfowitz, World Bank President
– Bill Owens, Governor of Colorado
– Elaine Chao, US Secretary of Labor
– Kevin Martin, Chairman FCC
– Josette Shiner, US Undersecretary for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs
– Faryar Shirzad, Deputy Assistant to the President, Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs, NSC
– Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.)
– Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.)
– Senator John Sununu (R-N.H.)
– Congressman Jim Kolbe (R- Ariz.)