No inside info. Just

No inside info. Just a hunch. Between 40 and 44 Democrats vote against John Ashcroft for Attorney General. But a critical portion of that number refuses to support a filibuster (Daschle, Leahy, et.al.). So after several days of slashing and acrimonious debate, Ashcroft is confirmed.

P.S. Could pushing still make a difference? Yup.

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