John Kerry's Last Alito Gasp

John Kerry is a desperate man.

Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts is lobbying his Democratic colleagues to filibuster the Alito nomination — an uphill fight, given that none of the chamber’s 55 Republicans have opposed his confirmation and three Democrats are on the record supporting it.

“Judge Alito’s confirmation would be an ideological coup on the Supreme Court,” Kerry said in a written statement.

“We can’t afford to see the court’s swing vote, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, replaced with a far-right ideologue like Samuel Alito.”

Here’s Kerry’s complete statement. Oh, and his daddy-o Teddy got in the act too with this statement.

And naturally, the peanut gallery couldn’t be happier.

But, the New York Times thinks he’s nuts.

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