"Dodd [Senator Chris Dodd (D) of Connecticut] told his colleagues Wednesday night that he, for one, wanted no more of the bitter confirmation battles that have rocked the Senate since the 1987 Bork battle."
"He said he hoped his vote for Ashcroft would 'help bring about an end to the growing predilection to treat nominations as ideological battlefields.'"
Dodd Logic Twister
IDEOLOGICAL -- Adjective: 1. Of or relating to ideology. 2. Of or concerned with ideas. [American Heritage Dictionary].
To prevent the birth of ideas, many of which become political ideology, would necessitate the aborting of one's logical thought processes. But according to Ashcroft, abortion is wrong. Therefore, [according to Dodd], ideological thinking is wrong. To challenge Ashcroft is to engage in ideological thought. Since thought is inherently wrong, Bush need not worry about his school voucher program. --Starcats.
Eight Democratic Senators:
Russ Feingold (Wisconsin)
Chris Dodd (Connecticut)
Zell Miller (Georgia)
Robert Byrd (W. Virginia)
John Beaux (Louisiana)
Ben Nelson (Nebraska)
Byron Dorgon/Kent Conrad (North Dakota)