Daschle Says Pres Not Playing Fair?

Recently, Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D.-S.D.) hit the Senate floor to complain about President Bush’s use of recess appointments to place Charles Pickering and William Pryor in Appeals Courts seats. Daschle seemed saddened by the idea that Bush and the GOP were rejecting Democrats’ efforts to “work together with the administration and the majority in a bipartisan fashion to confirm public servatns in the highest traditions of our Nation.”

In response to Bush’s use of the constitutional tool of recess appointments, Democrats are now threatening an increased use of the non-constitutional tool of filibustering judicial nominations.