Stiff as a board
Republican leader Bill Frist said on Tuesday that he "isn't interested in any deal that fails to ensure Senate confirmation for all of President Bush's judicial nominees.", further backing himself into the corner of inflexibility. In the words of the Daily Kos, "Reid just engaged Frist in a game of chicken, and Frist blinked first.". It will be intersting to see how Frist digs himself out of this one, having so far labeled the democrats as being the "obstructionists" in this fight.