Quote of the day:

Saturday, November 18, 2006 at 11:01 AM

I assure you nothing that has happened in the last two weeks will change his [President Bush's] commitment to nominating first-rate talent like John Roberts and Sam Alito.
Dick Cheney, speaking to the Federalist Society national convention yesterday.

[Added to Senator Mitch McConnell's assertion that Republican cooperation with Democrats in the next Congress os predicated on giving "the president's judicial nominees an up-or-down vote" in this lame duck congress, this pretty much amounts to a declared strategy of demonizing the Democrats for the next presidential election]