Over at Patterico a diagnosis has been made:
For high comedy, look no further than the esteemed Majority Leader in the United States Senate, Senator Harry Reid of Nevada.
Here was his recorded vote on S.3 — “A bill to prohibit the procedure commonly known as partial birth abortion.”
You can find Senator Reid’s vote of “Yea” listed three different ways.
Skip ahead to the Supreme Court’s decision today affirming S.3 against a facial challange to its constitutionality. As reported by CNN:This was the first time the high court had heard a major abortion case in six years, and since then, its makeup has changed, with Roberts and Alito now on board.
Their presence on the bench provided the solid conservative majority needed to allow the federal ban to go into effect, with Kennedy providing the key fifth vote for a majority.
Alito replaced Sandra Day O’Connor, a key abortion rights supporter over her quarter century on the bench.
“A lot of us wish that Alito weren’t there and O’Connor were there,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, who opposed Alito’s nomination, said.
Apparently Harry forgot that he voted in favor of the ban which the Court upheld.
Which raises the question of whether he makes a habit of voting for bills he deems to be unconstitutional.
Poor Harry. He can't decided which of his heartfelt convictions we wants to stand behind.
I'm guessing he'll embrace his conviction to be re-elected.