Monday, May 09, 2005

Reid throws Frist a Bone

It's a busy day for filibuster deals. New reports indicate Senate Minority Leader Reid is offering to give filibustered judge Thomas Griffith an up-or-down vote. This is a goodwill gesture aimed at convincing moderate Republican senators to vote against the filibuster option by showing the Democrats can be worked with.

This seems like a poll-tested political move designed to make the Democrats look like the more reasonable party. The centrist solution we reported on earlier is much more likely to lead to a real conclusion to the standoff. Nevertheless, it'll be interesting to see if Republicans take Reid's offer.


Post a Comment

<< Home