Even a couple of Democrats from states that generally vote Republican joined the GOP in keeping alive a Senate filibuster on the nomination vote for Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
Now, with our hard-working Senators set to take next week off for a Presidents' Day recess (how many of you have the week off?), Barack Obama has hinted at some recess appointments. Trouble with those, however, is that they're only good until the next election, which just happens to be later this year.
Anyway, we'll find out soon enough. In the meantime, though, I got a good chuckle out of reading a hypocrisy-laden critique of the Senate's filibuster by International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) President James Hoffa,to wit:
“The President ought to be able to appoint who he wants to sit on the NLRB. Politics should not stand in the way of a well qualified [sic] appointee. "
Substitute Robert Bork as the rejected appointee and the Supreme Count for the NLRB, and do you think Hoff would ever utter such a concept?
Cloture Fails, a Recess Appointment for Becker Next? is a post from: Labor Law Guy