My personal musings about anything that gets on my radar screen--heavily dominated by politics.


Coming To A Theater Near You

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist plans for Texas Supreme Court Justice Priscilla Owen to be the judicial nomination on which he uses the "nuclear option" against Democratic filibusters later this month, according to Republicans familiar with his plans.
Justice Owen, first nominated to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals four years ago yesterday, has often been seen as the most likely nominee to be pushed though. And when Mr. Frist, Tennessee Republican, made his final offer to Democrats last month to avoid a showdown, he mentioned only one nominee: Justice Owen.

Just one question: when the Democrats pull back from the brink and refuse to filibuster Owen, then what? If she is, indeed, the most likely to be pushed through, doesn't that also make her the worst pick to lead off this fight? At least, from the perspective of someone who is itching for this fight.

If she does go through, I hope Frist queus up Janice Rogers Brown within a week.

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