That's what happens when you make deals with that sort
Posted by aogMonday, 14 June 2004 at 20:46 TrackBack Ping URL

Orrin Judd castigated those who weren’t appreciative of deal on judicial nominees whereby President Bush would stop making recess appointments and the Democratic Party would approve 25 of his nominees.

Now, however, the deal is falling apart [via Pejman]

Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is once again blocking action on dozens of President Bush’s nominees for executive branch posts until the Senate approves the nomination of one of Reid’s aides for a seat on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

I can’t see this as much of a surprise, myself.

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David Cohen Wednesday, 16 June 2004 at 21:28

I think you’re misreading this. Reid has put a hold on Executive Branch nominees, where judges are nominees to the Judicial Branch. As far as I know, the judicial confirmations are continuing to go forward. In fact, doesn’t the Democrats’ failure to block confirmation of judges to gain leverage over the president, presumably because of their fear of recess appointments, show that the deal was a good one for the president?

Annoying Old Guy Thursday, 17 June 2004 at 09:17

Augh. I didn’t read it closely enough (I’ll find a way to blame Pejman, somehow..).

Yes, you make a very good point. I’ll conceed this one to Mr. Judd.

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