Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Senate Compromise - Unwritten Agreement to Dump Two More?

As noted in an earlier update, an unwritten part of the compromise agreement, which has not been confirmed, will deny confirmation to 2 nominees not named in the deal, Brett M. Kavanaugh and William J. Haynes. If the unwritten agreement exists, the Democrats have succeeded in blocking 7 of President Bush's nominees to the appellate bench: Miguel Estrada, Charles Pickering, Carolyn Kuhl, Henry Saad, William Myers, William Haynes, and Brett Kavanaugh. Only 3 of the filibustered nominees survived.

I need reminding. What was the purpose of electing more Republican senators?

Does it look to you that the Republican signatories bargained well? Would you want any of them to bargain on behalf of the U.S. on an important matter? And yes, I am suggesting that John McCain would be a weak and ineffective negotiator as President.

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