Rob Knight

Fili-bluster

November 12, 2004

Senator Majority Leader Bill Frist said “One way or another, the filibuster of judicial nominees must end.”

This is absolutely preposterous and reckless when you consider the numbers:

  • 201 Bush-appointed judges have been confirmed.
  • 10 have been filibustered.
  • Clinton had 377 approved in 2 terms, averaging 189 per term.
  • Bush’s father had 193 during his only term.

So Bush Jr. gets more judges approved than either Clinton, or his father, and we need to change the rules of the senate?