James Taranto notes that many Democrats are calling for a Supreme Court nominee who will receive unanimous support, and he goes on to explain why President Bush won't nominate such a person and why he shouldn't have to. But the whole conversation begs the observation: there are two ways for a nominee to get unanimous support. First, as implied by the Democrats, President Bush could nominate someone the Democrats like; second, and the way I haven't seen mentioned, is that the Democrats could support whoever it is the President nominates. Either way the nominee gets "unanimous support", the difference is that everyone seems to assume that it's the President and the Senate majority who should get the shaft.



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