Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Dealing the cards

Mitch called it 'Blink'ing by the Left. I figure if the Left is blinking, than the Right must be 'blind'. Either way, here is how things are playing out so far, you be the judge.

The minority leader is offering a deal. It's a package deal that centers on three of the '10' disputed judges.
That proposed deal, officials speaking on condition of anonymity said, would include allowing the confirmation of Richard Griffin and David McKeague, both of whom Bush has twice nominated for the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. At the same time, Reid wants the nomination of Henry Saad scuttled. Democrats succeeded in blocking all three men from coming to a vote in 2004 in a struggle that turned on issues of senatorial prerogatives as well as ideology.
Hmmm. So the Right gets two and the left gets one. I don't know if I would necessarily call that a blink. See, if the majority gets anything less than what they want, it is a failure in leadership. But the deal could also include the input of the two Michgan Senaters (both Dems) to have a say on Saad's replacement. I'd call that a HUGE 'W' for the minority.

So call that a blink, but if it has even a remote chance of working out this way, call it a big win for the minority, and an embarrassment to the majority.


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