Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Bush Nominee's Father Led Last Filibuster of Supreme Court Nominee

fromThe Next Hurrah:

It looks like the Senate Democrats really snookered Bill Frist. Yesterday there was talk of a potential "compromise" that would have allowed votes on two of Bush's judicial nominees. Even if Frist had consented to the deal, it wouldn't have been much of a compromise by the Democrats, but now they get to look like they're being reasonable and the Republicans are extremists. Furthermore, if the compromise would have gone through, it would have shed more light on the hypocrisy of the Republican arguments against the filibuster, because one of the nominees is the son of the Republican Senator who used a filibuster to derail the confirmation of a Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

Read the whole thing, and lock and load for the coming nuclear (option) winter.


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