It does make me think harder about how to handle Chafee. On the one hand, he was the one R who voted against Alito -- something even four Ds did. Hard to hold that against him. Ditto with the cloture vote: he voted wrong, but then he's an R, and hell, 19 Dems voted with him. But, as Atrios points out, Chafee also is currying NARAL's favor and money in a blue state; NARAL certainly shouldn't give him any more dough given his vote against cloture (except maybe in the primary, if he has a Neanderthal challenger who seems electable). And maybe we shouldn't support him, either, even though he's on my "thank you" call list.
This is why I can't do this by myself. I need some help. Linc Chafee: good guy or bad guy? Is he better, say, than Casey, the pro-life D who's challenging Santorum in PA?
Please let me know your thoughts!