On cable TV this weekend: Congress Sucks
Take a break from Tsunami coverage (did I ever complain that news channels were short-changing it?) by catching up on domestic issues. C-Span is the place to be this weekend, especially if you are a glutton for punishment; if you can't catch the electoral vote challenge or the Gonzalez hearing on TV, you can watch them on c-span.org.
If you don't want the surprise to be ruined, don't read any further.
1) We still lost; and 2) he will be, sadly, confirmed. Salon has more on the lose/lose day for Democrats here.
But it was nice to see a Senator sign the objection and adjourn the joint session to go into their corners and debate for an hour. The most interesting news I thought was Boxer's claim that she regrets now not doing it in 2000. She said in her news conference today that it was a mistake to think about Al Gore and his wishes and miss the bigger picture of disenfranchised voters in Florida.
For some takes on the Gonzalez hearing, Armando at DailyKos is here. Chris Suellentrop at Slate shows you what it's like to try and get a straight answer from a nominee, when you don't know how to ask a question, here.