Over at the Daily Kos. the reaction is pretty mixed. Most are holding out hope that there is an unwritten agreement that some of the R’s on this deal will vote against CONFIRMATION for Owen, Brown, or Pryor.
Some are despondent that D’s gave up the right to fillibuster Supreme Court nominees except for ethical improprieties. I agree with the poster who says that the test of this deal is in how quickly Frist moves to a confirmation vote on Owens. If he does so tomorrow, I agree that the R’s did not make a deal to vote the magical three down. If not…I hope there is no if not. Frist and Reid are taking a pounding over there BTW.