I guess rumors are starting to fly that the Republicans may try to filibuster the confirmation of Timothy Geithner. Harry Reid has already issued a soft warning on it:
“I would frankly think it would not be very wise politically to do that,” Reid told told reporters. “We have a president who is very popular, one thing he’s received rave reviews about, among other things, are his Cabinet selections,” he said, adding that “”I think it would be very unwise for the Republicans to filibuster.”
We really need a majority leader with some balls. Whenever Democrats threatened to filibuster a Republican nominee, the Republicans threatened to get rid of the filibuster. Why doesn’t Harry do the same? Make the Republicans wonder what it would be like if every Obama nominee could be put in with no recourse for Republicans. Then we can watch as the Republicans take to the teevee and cry about being bullied.