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February 15, 2005

W is ready to rumble on judicial nominations

Back in December the president announced that he was planning to resubmit the names of 20 judges who through questionable parliamentary maneuvers by Senate Democrats were denied up-or-down votes in the last Congress. Bush's decision was good news, but proponents of W's nominees were understandably sobered by the memory of linguini-spined Senate Republicans letting the minority party run roughshod over them.

Further encouraging news came in January when Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist publicly announced the majority party's willingness to invoke a certain rules change to prevent further shenanigans by the minority party.

Now, it looks like everyone is primed for battle, because the president yesterday formally resubmitted the list of 20.

Sen. Frist -- NO RETREAT, NO SURRENDER! Pretty please?

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