We should all remember that the whole filibuster/no-filibuster thing we’ve been going through has to do with judges and only judges. The Dem filibuster of Bolton, wretched though it is, has nothing to do with the deal earlier this week. Where Bolton is concerned, the president can do a recess appointment if the Dems continue to stall (recess appointments are lousy ideas for judges because of the lifetime tenure issue).
However, Frist and Company should be going to town on Democratic sliminess. And it will be a cold day in hell before George Voinovich gets a single thing he wants from any Republican in Washington — except maybe a filthy hanky for him to wipe his simpering eyes with.