The National Pro-Life Alliance is targeting Max Baucus and 12 other U.S. senators with a $585,000 ad campaign aimed at pressuring him to support Samuel Alito's confirmation on the Supreme Court. A news release cites the senator's "long history of siding with abortion extremists," including a vote against banning partial birth abortions. "Without grassroots pressure from pro-life constituents," Executive Director Mary King says, "he will be just as unwilling to confirm any Supreme Court nominee who refuses to submit to the radical pro-abortion lobby."
My own position is that I intend to criticize Baucus no matter what he does. If he votes for Alito, he's caving in to pressure from right-wing ideologues. If he votes against Alito, he's in the grip of the left-wing extremists that have taken over his party.
There's only one way out: Harriet Meyers.