Oh, well that explains it. I mean, what's a simple lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court when a Senator's January vacation is at stake. President Bush didn't have to come back to DC for a hurricane, why should Senators on the Judiciary Committee do it when our most sacred constitutional rights are in jeopardy.
From Sunday's New York Times:
Democratic aides said there had been even less strategy than usual in trying to coordinate the questioning by the eight Democratic senators. The situation was complicated because senators and staff were out of Washington before the hearing.Tell me right now why those 8 Democrats shouldn't be resigning their positions on the Judiciary Committee immediately.
By popular demand, here's the list:
Patrick J. Leahy
RANKING DEMOCRATIC MEMBER, VERMONT
Edward M. Kennedy
Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
Russell D. Feingold
Charles E. Schumer
Richard J. Durbin