Radley Balko posted this little nugget at his site, and it had me laughing so hard at the Democratic Party that I had to nick it. He is discussing the filibuster of Miguel Estrada's nomination.
Laura Ingraham, whom I normally find a little annoying, had a delicious suggestion on Imus this morning. Given the Democrats' obstruction of the Estrada nomination, she said that Bush too should make a recess apointment to the U.S. Court of Appeals but that he should appoint....are you ready?....Robert Bork! the judge whom the Democrats blackballed back in the Reagan administration to start this fifteen-year game of good-for-the-goose in the first place.
I almost wet my pants I was laughing so hard. Such an idea is so incredibly, offensively "in your face" that I don't think it will happen. However, if Bush appoints a bunch of far-right judges during the recess (even with the proviso that they won't get a regular nomination), it might end the Democratic Party's hypocritical blocks on well-qualified nominees. The Democrats need to stop applying litmus tests on judges, a practice that undeniably started with Robert Bork during the Reagan Administration.