In an article
published today in newspapers around the country Robert Novak discusses the eleven court nominees still languishing in the limbo of the Senate Judiacary Committee process. The Democrats obstruction of qualified nominees has backfired on them in the past and it will in the future - as long as the GOP makes judicial confirmations an issue in the 2006 campaigns, as Sean Rushton's quoted e-mail explains:
"Sean Rushton of the Committee for Justice this week e-mailed his conservative network that the 'push for appellate confirmations is on.'...Asking whether Republicans will raise the issue to 'excite conservatives, highlight liberal extremism and force Democrats into compromising choices,' Rushton said, 'November's election may rest on the decision.'"