January 24, 2009

A Hint at Obama's Bipartisanship?

Obama has promised a new era of bipartisanship in Washington.  But during yesterday's debate over the upcoming stimulus bill, President Obama responded to Republican criticism by stating matter-of-factly, "I won."  While this is certainly true, we cannot help but wonder if this is the type of bipartisanship we can expect on the issue of judicial nominees.  We previously noted Bush's standard for bipartisanship in judicial nominations here, and we hope that Mr. Obama will follow suit.  His recent behavior provides reason to remain skeptical.