March 07, 2005

FORMER SPINSANITY GUY BRENDAN NYHAN is unimpressed with Robert Byrd's latest: "The whole article is a rhetorical sleight of hand where filibusters are equated with "free speech," even though (a) legislators don't have a right to unlimited debate, (b) the modern filibuster usually ends debate on an issue, and (c) Byrd speaks for hours on the Senate floor."