Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Ah, life under a Democratic majority

Bush Judicial Nominees Ask to Withdraw:
In a concession to the Senate's new Democratic majority, President Bush won't rename four controversial federal appeals court nominees whose confirmations were blocked last year, Republican officials said Tuesday.
That's a shame...:) Among those withdrawing:
"...the Pentagon's top lawyer, [...] was an architect of the Bush's now-abandoned policy toward treatment of detainees in the war on terror. He had been tapped for the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals."
Can't have questions being asked about that now can we? Pat Leahy would have gone to town on that nominee...