The gang that couldn’t shoot straight

Jeffrey Toobin wonders whether the Republicans will use the “nucelar option” to break the Democratic filibusters that are preventing ten or so of President Bush’s judicial nominees from receiving a vote. Toobin is probably my least favorite writer on the subject of the politics of law. On the other hand, he’s no worse than one would expect of someone whose role is to present the subject to the denizens of Manhattan. Only this role can explain why he thinks it’s important to inform his readers that “the television in [Senator John] Cornyn