Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Vietnam, WW II, and the Filibuster Compromise

The Washington Post's David Broder points out an interesting tidbit about the "Gang of 14" -- the Senators who hammered out a compromise to save judicial filibusters while allowing up and down votes.

Mr Broder points out how political friction has changed the country in the political generation that came out of the Vietnam and Watergate era.

Only four of the fourteen Senators involved were actually old enough to be swept up in the passions of that era. The others were too young to be much influenced by it or from the World War II generation.

Mr Broder holds out hope the younger generation will take that WW II attitude of harmony with them into leadership posts. (WashPost -- Opinion)

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