Remember the Republicans, getting their dicks in a knot about how all of Commander Chimpy's nominees deserved -- yes, by God, were entitied to -- a straight up-or-down vote since, as everyone knows, that's how democracy works?
Well, apparently, democracy is kind of a relative thing:
WHILE REPUBLICAN senators insist on prompt votes for every judicial nominee, Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) has placed a "hold" on President Bush's nomination of Julie Finley as ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
... Mr. Brownback, a possible presidential candidate in 2008, as of last night was employing a parliamentary maneuver to block any Senate vote -- on the grounds that Mrs. Finley is pro-choice on abortion.
That's great -- a Republican senator blocking one of the President's nominees. And where is Senate majority leader Bill Frist (R - Kitty Murderer) in all of this?
"Are we going to step back from that principle?" the Tennessee Republican asked reporters. "The answer to that is 'no.'"
Senator Bill Frist: He's got principles. And if you don't like them, well, he's got others.