Baseball Crank
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June 8, 2003
LAW/POLITICS: Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Stuart Buck wonders why the Democrats are sending up signals that they intend to pitch a bitter battle over Supreme Court nominees no matter who Bush nominates. There's an important point here: if Bush is convinced that he faces a massive battle no matter who he puts up, then his only incentive to pick a more 'moderate' candidate is if he faces defections from Republicans. The Dems certainly give no reason to suspect that they will give Bush any credit no matter what he does.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 9:53 PM | Law 2002-04 • | Politics 2002-03 | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

I don't think that the Democrats will put up much of a fight if GWB nominates a moderate. We just don't think that he will, so people are preparing for a fight. If you disregard the rhetoric from the Republicans, Bush's moderate nominees have sailed through, even when the Democrats controlled the Senate.

Posted by: Ivan at June 9, 2003 4:22 AM
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