Thursday, April 28, 2005

Speaking of creative

Didn't I just say "the varieties of political actions are damn near endless?" Didn't I just say that?

How does "filibustering a building" strike you?
Princeton, NJ (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's opposition to filibusters has prompted one against him on the campus of his alma mater, Princeton University.

Since Tuesday, students and local activists have been giving lengthy talks outside the university's Frist Campus Center protesting the Tennessee Republican's threat to change Senate rules to prevent Democrats from using the filibuster to block President Bush's judicial nominees. Frist Center was built with the help of a $25 million donation from the senator's family.
The students have been doing it, at the moment I type this, for not quite 61 hours. You can check out their webcam at this link.

Is there any point to the action? Well, it's creative enough to have gotten a good deal of local attention, provoked two attempts to shut it down, and now it's hit the AP wire. So I'd say the answer is clearly yes.

Thanks for Josh Marshall's site for alerting me to this.

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