Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Another Take On Bolton: Filibuster Fatigue

The always intriguing Viking Pundit says it's time to chill again, with reference to the Bolton nomination:
By staging another failed cloture vote by the Senate Democrats, Dubya is setting up "filibuster fatigue." Between the chronic blocking of democratic up-or-down votes and the agreement to only filibuster nominees for "extraordinary circumstances," it will be extremely difficult for Democrats to block a Supreme Court nominee. While the Democrats expend energy blocking that all-important position of U.N. ambassador, Bush is keeping an eye on the judicial branch.
An interesting theory, to be sure...

UPDATE 2:00 p.m. central: After Frist declared the battle over, he reversed course after meeting with Bush for lunch (can anyone say 'smackdown'?). Eric's theory looks more and more likely...

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