It's looking like they'll let Sam Alito see a vote. Well, that's the case if Joe Biden is to be taken at his word. He told George Stephanopolous yesterday that Democrats should commit to an up-or-down vote for Alito's nomination. Either Biden genuinely thinks Alito does not trigger "extraordinary circumstances" or he's positioning to be shocked by Alito in the committee hearings. But add him to the list of Dems against the filibuster.