Monday, November 22, 2004

Heel, Boy, Heel

The always-enterprising Robert Novak has the behind-the-scenes scoop on Arlen Specter's desperate scramble for the Senate Judiciary Committee chairmanship.

The bottom line: Under the arm-twisting of Bill Frist and with his cherished chairmanship about to be killed, Specter had to pledge absolute support, in writing, for all of President Bush's judicial nominees.

We'll see how it all plays out when the time actually comes. But on the face of it, this may have been the best of all possible resolutions (considering the Bush administration's botching of it by supporting Specter's re-election to begin with).

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