Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Not a Bad Deal

Like most conservatives, I would have preferred the Republicans force the Dems hand and either make them actually filibuster or ram through the rule change to force up-or-down votes. But I am not as down on the deal as Powerline and others.

It seems like the deal gives the Republicans some flexibility and backs the Dems more into the corner. Now if Frist does not bring the other nominees to the floor, and soon, then I will start to grow disillusioned, but he should push them forward in a few weeks, clear the slate, then Bush can nominate more conservatives to the bench in order to push the point home.