The Gang Of Fourteen
From Tony Blankley:
So begins the Regency Period of the Senate. As long as these fourteen stick together, nothing can pass the Senate. Certainly they now possess, jointly and severally, veto power over the president's judicial appointments. Hereafter it would be imprudent of the president to send up any nominations without first requesting permission from Democratic Sens. Robert C. Byrd, Daniel K. Inouye, Mary Landrieu, Mark Pryor, Ben Nelson, Joe Lieberman and Ken Salazar.Yes, now we have not one, but three steps to the appointment of all officials, or four even if you want to include the committee vote.
Update: Heh, I guess this makes me a member of the Coalition of the Unhinged.