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    :: Tuesday, May 24, 2005 ::
    The deal

    First: Nothing that gets Owen, Brown, and Pryor through is all bad. There are more nominees being inexcusably blocked, but these three were well-chosen for frontloading.

    Second: A game can be won by repeated goal-line stands that result only in a field-goal (three points, three judges, get it?). The key word, though, is repeated. Frist has to charge to goal line again, and it's not clear that he will. NRO says: "The Republicans who signed the deal appear to have committed to allowing filibusters throughout this Congress."

    They just better had not, especially if, as seems increasingly likely, there is a Supreme Court resignation this summer.

    Frist thinks he can be a serious presidential candidate in 2008. For that, he needs A+ on judges. The deal is not his doing, but if he fails to charge the goal-line again -- bring the Senate to the brink of serious filibuster, and over it if need be -- he will have failed on this issue.

    :: David M. Wagner 9:56 PM [+] ::

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