There has been so much bullshit surrounding the judicial nominees that I don’t know where to even rank this doozy, but it is up there:
The deal was a defeat for Bush, who on Monday had again demanded straight up or down votes on all his nominees. It also was a blow to religious conservatives, who have advocated for more socially conservative judges and who put considerable pressure on Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., and Senate Republicans to change the filibuster rule. The Christian conservative Family Research Council had e-mailed supporters asking them to “pray that no compromise will be allowed which will let this unprecedented use of the filibuster remain.”
Apparently, God likes the filibuster. Or maybe he is just tired of a few shills taking his name in vain for purely political reasons.