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Thursday, November 3, 2005  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

AP is reporting this Thursday morning what serious reporters who follow the news have known since Monday evening: The possibility of a Senate filibuster of Judge Alito is reeling because Lindsey Graham and Mike DeWine have both declared for the constitutional option.

How lousy is AP political reporting? Not only is it 60 hours behind the DeWine story, it doesn’t yet realize that neither Chuck Hagel or Arlen Specter (or Lisa Murkowski) have declared for the constitutional option, which means that while the Gang of 14 is in disarray, the filibuster isn’t as dead as it should be. Statements by Hagel and the others would be the most effective means of ending the last temptation of the Democrats.

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