Instead of looking like they control the appointment process, this exercise just confirms for the Democratic Party base that their Congress has assumed a mostly-supine position vis-a-vis George Bush. What an absurd piece of political theater. As Casey Stengel once said of the Mets, can’t anyone in the Senate Democratic caucus play this game?
What the fuck is the point of controlling both the House and the Senate if the Dems continually roll over for Bush like loyal lap dogs (barring the now-tiresome Kabuki theatrics)? Seriously, Arlan Specter should sue the Donkeys for fucking patent infringement.