Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Important News Under the Radar Screen
Thunder, Thunder, THUNDERCATS.
Two nominees to the Richmond-based 4th Circuit Court of Appeals were quietly and unceremoniously dumped, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.
"The nominations of William James Haynes II of Virginia, the Pentagon general counsel, and U.S. District Judge Terrence W. Boyle of North Carolina [were sent] back on the eve of its monthlong August recess, representing a setback for the administration."
House Majority Leader Bill Frist told the media the names were sent back because Democratic senators objected.
My, my...how things have changed! Only last year, Frist was wielding the nuclear option like the "Eye of Thundera."
As the story notes, time is running out for the Bush nominees to clear the Senate before the fall elections.
And yea, add yet another reason why it is absolutely crucial that Democrats take over both the House and Senate.