The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Bibartisanship, Salem Style

Judicial nominees blocked by Republicans under Clinton: 60. If you consider that
Judicial nominees blocked by Democrats under Bush: 22.

I'm sure you can already imagine how the admin works out that math:

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, a Tennessee Republican, has threatened to change the Senate's rules to prevent any more procedural hurdles known as filibusters against judicial nominees.

If you consider that convroversial folks like Roberto "Torture Memo" Gonzales, Condoleeza "Historical Document" Rice, and John "Patriot Act" Ashcroft made it through the Dems with only nominal opposition, how moderate do you suppose the blocked nominees were?