Saturday, March 18, 2006

An Open Letter to Senator Cantwell

Dear Senator Maria Cantwell,

In the matter of confirming Samuel Alito as Justice of the Supreme Court you took the same polite straddle that Sen. Lieberman took: you didn't support a filibuster and then you registered an ineffective "No" vote on confirmation.

Here's a chance to redeem yourself: Please stand with Sen. Feingold in censuring President Bush in the matter of illegal and unconstitutional domestic spying.

I thank you for your effective and persistent work in opposing ANWR drilling and the Bush plan to open our last remaining areas of untouched forests. Your voice should be as strong in opposing the Bush efforts to undermine our constitutional system of checks and balances. I hope you can understand that failure to oppose major power grabs by this president weakens your ability to keep ANWR and the forests safe.