Sen. Ken Salazar (D-Colo.) says the Gang of 14 was “not going to blow up” over the Alito nomination. So does that mean their phones won’t ring? Surely they teach the chirrun in Colorado how to speak more articulately than that.
Language skills aside, Salazar’s remarks came after the Gang of 14 met for breakfast this morning (no word on the menu). Press reports contain few other tea leaves. Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-White House Guest) said that it’s too early to decide whether Alito triggers “extraordinary circumstances.”