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April 26, 2005

Frist Says He's Not Interested in Deals

I wonder if Frist, the admitted cat murderer, ever focuses outside of his own need for power (as murderers often do not)... even for a moment... to look in to the future when the tide turns and the dems are back in power?

Link: ABC News: Frist Says He's Not Interested in Deals.

Frist, in a rare news conference conducted on the Senate floor, said he would not accept any deal that keeps his Republican majority from confirming judicial nominees that have been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

"My goal is to have fair up and down votes. Are we going to shift from that principle? The answer to that is no," Frist said.

That means he and Reid are still at deadlock, because Democrats have said they would not accept any deals that would permanently ban them from blocking Bush's nominees to the Supreme Court or the federal appellate courts, the top two tiers of the judicial system.

"As part of any resolution, the nuclear option must be off the table," said Reid, referring to the GOP threat to change the filibuster rules.

Posted at 12:54 PM


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