So much for the Constitutional Option. I see this at work and I get pretty worked up, thank goodness I waited till I got home to blog on this. Seven Republicans and seven Democrats sign a “compromise” agreement for avoiding a filibuster fight. Lo and Behold! Who’s the guy Fox puts on the front page? Yep, Sen. John McCain (RINO-AZ)!
Here’s the deal:
1) Judges Priscilla Owen, Janice Rogers Brown, and William Pryor get their up-or-down votes.
2) Judges Henry Saad and William Myers are the sacrificial lambs.
3) Future judicial nominees will be filibustered “under extraordinary circumstances.”
Do you see the BS already! Rehnquist may step down from SCOTUS next month after their term is up, and then all bets are off! The President could nominate Justice Scalia to be Chief Justice, BAM! The Dems can filibuster Scalia! They will undoubtedly filibuster whoever the President chooses to fill Scalia’s seat, and also the seat of whichever Justice retires next (probably Justice O’Connor).
As far as I’m concerned, Sen. Frist has no spine! This pisses me off! Just watch what happens come summertime.