In a newsletter sent out to members yesterday, the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) takes a look at George W. Bush's hard bargain with the Senate, and declares it an unqualified victory:
Big news! After tremendous outcry from outraged activists (that's you!), the White House reached an agreement with Senate Democrats yesterday and vowed to stop installing judicial nominees during Congressional recesses. On two separate breaks in Senate sessions, President Bush appointed controversial judges whose extreme anti-choice views prevented them from earning Senate confirmation. Congratulations on helping make sure this doesn't happen again, and stay tuned for more info on our campaign to stop one more extreme anti-choice activist judge whose nomination will be up for a vote over the next few weeks...Now the president's got them right where he wants them!