(Holding nose for effect) ... and coming around the third turn, Barbara Boxer noses ahead of Patty Murray for stupidest US Senator:
Why would we give lifetime appointments to people who earn up to $200,000 a year, with absolutely a great retirement system, and all the things all Americans wish for, with absolutely no check and balance except that one confirmation vote. So we're saying we think you ought to get nine votes over the 51 required. That isn't too much to ask for such a super important position. There ought to be a super vote. Don't you think so? It's the only check and balance on these people. They're in for life. They don't stand for election like we do, which is scary.
And when exactly does Ms. Boxer expect that the Democrats will once again have a 60-40 majority in the Senate? Or would a switch of six votes suddenly bring her back to reality?