Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Judicial Filibuster Compromise

Under the deal, Democrats have agreed to allow final confirmation votes for Priscilla Owen, Janice Rogers Brown and William Pryor, whom Bush has nominated for appellate court judgeships, the Associated Press reported....

But Ann Coulter wrote:
"Let's not put the seven Republican senators who engineered the "compromise" deal with the Democrats in charge of negotiations with North Korea. I would sooner trust the North Koreans to keep their word than the Democrats. The North Koreans at least waited for the ink to dry on Clinton's 1996 "peace" deal before they set to work violating it by feverishly building nuclear weapons. After hoodwinking seven Republicans into a "compromise" deal, Senate Democrats waited exactly seven seconds before breaking it.

The seven Republican "mavericks," as The New York Times is wont to call them, had just signed off on this brilliant compromise when the Democrats turned around and filibustered John Bolton, Bush's nominee to be ambassador to the United Nations."

Yet even conservative BP reported:
"Three Democrats joined 53 Republicans in voting to end debate and bring his nomination up for a vote, but they fell short of the minimum of 60 required to shut down a filibuster. The vote was 56-42.The action, coming only three days after a compromise on judicial filibusters was agreed to by seven Democrats and seven Republicans, elicited criticism from GOP senators."

Apparantly, Ann Coulter doesn't know the difference between a Judge and an Ambassador. And she went to law school...


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