Monday, May 23, 2005

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By DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent
WASHINGTON - Centrists Republicans and Democrats reached a compromise Monday night to avoid a showdown on President Bush's stalled judicial nominees and the Senate's own filibuster rules, officials from both parties said.

These officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the agreement would clear the way for yes-or-no votes on some of Bush's nominees, but make no guarantee.
Under the agreement, Democrats would pledge not to filibuster any of Bush's future appeals court or Supreme Court nominees except in "extraordinary circumstances."

Well I guess Frist found out that he didn't have the 51 votes he needed to kill the filibuster, if he had them a compromise would have never of happened; it just isn't in those peoples vocabularies. Lie, cheat, steal sure they are there in spades, but compromise, work in conjunction with the opposition; we know better.

Priscilla Owen's nomination is to be the test case. She is one awful judge, without a doubt and deserves a federal appointment like I deserve to an ingrown toenail(I never wear pointy toe shoes). I suspect we will have to let the stinky cheese pass and remember than somewhere, someone likes it. Okay picture Dana Carvey as the Church Lady saying Satan right about now, but still... we have saved the filibuster for the Supreme Court nominations and as a reminder the Chief Justice was rolled into court today.