I'm not a big fan of time wasting (my own lunch "hour" is the exception that proves the rule) but McConnell's tactics today served two laudable purposes. First, grinding the Senate to a halt slowed down global warming bill itself. It doesn't seem likely to pass this session but any delay on it is welcome news.
Second, McConnell fulfilled his promise to retaliate against Senate Democrats for their failure to confirm - or even vote on - many of President Bush's judicial nominees. With a lame duck president, Democrats in the Senate are sitting on those nominees, waiting for Bush to leave office. McConnell seems to have determined that if the Democrats want to play games, he'll play too.
So here's to Mitch McConnell . . . hip, hip . . .